Video shows fight before fatal shooting of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims

LSU Tigers player Wayde Sims killed in shooting

LSU Tigers player Wayde Sims killed in shooting

Wayde Sims died after he was shot during the fight involving several men early Friday near the campus of another university in his hometown of Baton Rouge.

"Detectives are attempting to identify and locate the individual who is seen towards the end of the video on the right side of the screen wearing red trousers with a white stripe down the leg and a gray shirt", Baton Rouge police said. This is located across the street from Mumford Stadium and the tennis courts.

The school's basketball coach added, "We are all devastated". Sims was taken to a hospital with an apparent gunshot wound, and he died there, police said in a news release.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

A 6-foot-6 small forward who averaged 5.6 points and 2.9 rebounds last season mainly as a backup, Sims may have remained a backup as the 2018-19 LSU team will have a major influx of talent this season with the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation by Rivals.com coming on board.

His father, Wayne Sims, also played basketball at LSU from 1987 to 1991.

According to a report from The Advocate, Sims, 20, was shot around 12:25 am at a Subway near the campus of Southern University, which was on lockdown for a time after the shooting. To say we are grief-stricken is an understatement.

Our thoughts are with the Sims family and LSU community during this tragedy. "He's done a really nice job".

"Maybe the guy I've been most impressed with [in the offseason] is Wayde Sims", Wade told a local radio station earlier this week.

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