The community in Lancaster is mourning Sunday after the news broke on the death of Lancaster High School football star, Tony Evans Jr.
The talented 17-year-old wide receiver was reportedly shot about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in a room at the Hawthorn Suites hotel near Dallas Lovefield airport. There was one other victim. Evans Jr. and the other victim were taken to the hospital where the three-star athlete was pronounced dead. As of Sunday afternoon, the other victim has been reported to be in stable condition.
Evans Jr., a 6'2 athlete who ran a 4.5 forty, signed his National Letter of Intent to continue playing football at the University of Wyoming for the Cowboys' program in early February and often posted his excitement for the upcoming college season to social media: