North Carolina college football player, 19, killed in shooting, police say

Alexander, 19, was shot and killed outside of a Hickory apartment complex at around 1 a.m., police said. He was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle when someone fired into the vehicle, according to FOX46 Charlotte. Authorities arriving at the scene found Alexander suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Omari Alexander's team had just lost in the Division II playoffs.

Omari Alexander’s team had just lost in the Division II playoffs. (iStock)

The school confirmed Alexander’s death on Twitter.

“Lenoir-Rhyne is grieving the loss of Omari Alexander, a 19-year-old sophomore from Concord, NC and member of the football team, who was killed overnight in an off-campus incident in Hickory. Out of respect for his family, the university will have no further comment at this time,” the school said.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

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