(ESPN)– LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was killed in a shooting near the Southern University campus early Friday morning, Baton Rouge Police confirmed to ESPN.
Sims, a 20-year-old junior from Baton Rouge, was shot at a Subway restaurant across from Southern University’s football stadium around 1:25 a.m.
Police say he was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound.
“We are all devastated,” LSU coach Will Wade said via statement. “We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”
The UK basketball team released a statement on Sims death Friday morning.
Our hearts go out to Wayde Sims, his family and friends, and everyone in the @LSUBasketball family. The SEC is family and one of our family members is hurting today. #BBN, please keep Wayde and the Tigers in your thoughts and prayers.
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) September 28, 2018