(AUBURN, Ala.) — A freshman running back at Auburn University was shot and killed shortly after midnight Sunday at an off-campus apartment.
Jakell Mitchell died after he was transported to the hospital with several gunshot wounds, according to the Lee County coroner.
The shooting happened at 12:28 a.m. Sunday in a student apartment complex south of the university. No arrests have been made, according to police.
Mitchell, 18, was from nearby Opelika, Alabama.
“I’m devastated and saddened by the passing of Jakell Mitchell,” head coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with Jakell’s family and friends, who are suffering through this senseless tragedy. I know the Auburn Family is hurting, especially our players and coaches, and we are going to love and support them through this difficult time. We have lost a member of our family too young, too soon.”
Mitchell missed his senior season of high school with a knee injury. He rushed for 17 touchdowns and had 400 receiving yards his junior season.
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