Darius Lee, a basketball player for Houston Baptist University, was killed in…

Darius Lee, a basketball player for Houston Baptist University, was killed in a mass shooting at the age of 21

Darius Lee, a college basketball player, was shot and killed at a party in Harlem, New York, where he was born, on June 20.

“We are heartbroken.” “James Sears Bryant’s head men’s basketball coach, Ron Cottrell, said in a statement released by the school.”We are in disbelief and are unable to comprehend the news.” My heart aches for his mother, sister, and extended family, as well as our basketball team.

Right now, the only thing that gives us peace of mind is knowing where Darius is. We have proof that he is in the arms of Jesus. And we’ll meet him again in the future. “

Coach Cottrell lauded Lee as a fantastic basketball player, but “He was a far superior man.” Basketball is the last thing on my mind right now. I can only imagine how bright Darius was during his brief stay on this planet. He was a delight to coach, and we adored him. “

According to New York Police, officers responded to a 911 complaint of shots fired shortly after midnight on June 20th. Officers arrived on the scene to find nine victims with gunshot wounds, seven males and two females.

Despite the fact that a firearm was found on the site, no arrests have been made, and the investigation is still underway as of this writing.

The event, according to the university’s director of sports, Steve Moniaci, is “sadly, yet again, another example of the senseless gun violence that appears to be afflicting our country right now, and we all wish it would halt.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family first and foremost,” Moniaci said, “but also with his friends, coaches, and teammates.” “On and off the court, he was a very good young man with a bright future ahead of him.”

Lee was on schedule to earn his bachelor’s degree in December, according to HBU, and was recently named HBU Robbie Robertson Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

For the 2021–22 season, he received a second-team All-Southland Conference pick, leading the Huskies in scoring and rebounding while also ranking sixth in the nation in steals per game.