Crowley, Texas – Officials in Texas have confirmed that a high school track athlete was fatally shot at a prom party last week.
As reported by the Crowley Independent School District, a 17-year-old senior at Crowley High School named Rashard Guinyard lost his life in a shooting that occurred on Sunday.
A few months ago, Guinyard agreed to compete in track and field at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas by signing a National Letter of Intent.
According to Fort Worth police, the incident took place shortly after midnight on Sunday. According to detectives, the victim sustained at least one gunshot wound.
In a statement, police said they had learnt that there was a mass gathering spot and that an unknown suspect or suspects opened fire on the victim and others as they attempted to leave the scene on foot.
Besides the high school senior that was fatally shot, another person also sustained multiple wounds in the incident and was transported to a hospital for treatment in critical condition, according to authorities.
Information on a possible suspect or suspects was not released by police.