LSU basketball player killed in shooting

UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, police said during a Saturday news conference. Dyteon Simpson, 20, confessed to the shooting, police said.

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An LSU basketball player was killed in an early Friday shooting near Southern University in Baton Rouge, WAFB reported.

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Wayde Sims, 20, a 6-foot-6 junior forward, was identified by Baton Rouge police, the television station reported.

The incident occurred around 12:25 a.m. across the street from a Subway restaurant near the university, police said. Sims was taken to an area hospital with an apparent gunshot wound and died from his injury, WBRZ reported.

Sims averaged 5.6 points and 2.9 rebounds a game during the 2017-2018 season as a sophomore, while playing an average of 17.4 minutes a contest, according to the LSU basketball team's website.

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