Ex-Mansfield Summit football player critically wounded in Fort Worth drive-by shooting

A former Mansfield Summit High School football player was critically wounded in a drive-by shooting near Mansfield Highway, according to police and his college football coach.

Lacoryien Washington, who plays for Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, was wounded by a stray bullet, SFA Coach Colby Carthel said in a Sunday Tweet.

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Police did not identify the victim, but officers said a man was in critical condition after he was shot early Sunday in the 4900 block of Mansfield Highway.

The Star-Telegram’s media partner WFAA-TV reported that a group of people were gathered in a parking lot early Sunday morning when a vehicle pulled in, someone shot several rounds toward the group and then the car drove off.

Police reported the man was shot in the head.

No one had been arrested as of Monday. Police have not commented on a motive for the shooting.

Carthel said Washington was an innocent bystander when he was shot, and asked for prayers for the team’s defensive back.

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This story was originally published October 14, 2019 9:36 AM.

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