Tragically there has been another college shooting. A young man was cut down in his prime on Sunday night, and it appears he was specifically targeted. As I said after the Delaware shooting, people need to chill out.
(CNN) — A University of Memphis football player was shot and killed on campus Sunday night, prompting school officials to cancel classes as authorities searched for suspects.
Police say Taylor Bradford, 21, was shot and killed Sunday on the University of Memphis campus.
Police said defensive lineman Taylor Bradford, 21, apparently was shot around 9:45 p.m. (10:45 ET) Sunday and drove a short distance in his car before crashing.
Campus police said the preliminary investigation indicated that Bradford was targeted and not the victim of a random act of violence.
The 5-foot-11-inch, 300-pound junior transferred to the University of Memphis from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, according to his team’s Web site.
After the shooting, authorities locked down the campus. Residence halls reopened early Monday, and classes were expected to resume Tuesday. On Monday, offices at the university were open so students could have access to counseling and talk with faculty and staff, said university spokesman Curt Guenther said.