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Shot and Killed: Jaylon McKenzie Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth, 10 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jaylon McKenzie Wiki

Jaylon McKenzie, eighth-grader already with football offers from Mizzou and Illinois, shot and killed. Police say they found McKenzie with serious wounds and he died at a hospital. A 15-year-old girl was in critical condition at a hospital. No arrests have been made.

Jaylon McKenzie Wiki

Jaylon McKenzie Biography, Age

Jaylon McKenzie, 14, who attended Mason-Clark Middle School in East St. Louis, Illinois, attended an eighth-grade dance earlier in the evening, his mother, Sukeena Gunner, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Jaylon McKenzie Wiki

She picked him up, and then he and friends went to an after-prom party for another school in nearby Venice, Illinois.

She said that just before midnight, she called her son’s phone, and a friend who answered told her McKenzie had been shot.

‘It’s so hard to fathom that someone took my baby from me because he dreamed so big,’ Gunner said.

She said witnesses told her that a fight broke out at the party and that McKenzie was hit by a stray bullet.

At 11:40 p.m., Illinois State Police said officers responded to a report of a disturbance and shooting at the party in Venice.

Crisis teams will be available for students at the schools over the next several days.

McKenzie already had received scholarship offers. He received one from Missouri in December and, more recently, from Illinois.

Tributes

Football stars and politicians paid tribute to the rising star in the wake of his tragic death.

 

10 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jaylon McKenzie Wiki

  • Jaylon McKenzie, a 14-year-old who was a standout football star in Belleville, Illinois, was killed late Saturday night at a house party 
  • McKenzie died from his injuries after being hit by a stray bullet during a fight
  • The other victim, a 15-year-old girl, remains in critical condition
  • McKenzie was recently featured in Sports Illustrated as one of their top six teen athletes in the country 
  • Jaylon McKenzie, 14, who attended Mason-Clark Middle School in East St. Louis, Illinois, attended an eighth-grade dance earlier in the evening
  • Former NFL wide receiver Earl Bennett tweeted: ‘My heart and prayers goes out to Jaylon McKenzie family and friends
  • Jaylon’s mom told 5 On Your Side’s Jenna Barnes that her son was at a party in Venice, Illinois, when a fight broke out
  • Jaylon died from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.
  • He already received scholarship offers from Mizzou and Illinois.
  • At 13, he was featured in Sports Illustrated for his talents on the field.

Jaylon McKenzie Wiki

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