McKenzie was one of six teenagers featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Future Issue” in November 2018.
Jaylon McKenzie, an eighth-grader who attended Central Junior High in Belleville, Ill., died after being shot Saturday night, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
McKenzie, regarded as a football phenom, was featured in Sports Illustrated‘s Future Issue in November 2018. He was one of six teenagers included in the piece.
Per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a Facebook Live video suggests McKenzie was shot during a party in Venice, Ill., and that at least one other person may have been shot.
The East St. Louis school district released a statement explaining that a few of its student had been shot during a party and crisis teams would be present on campus to provide counsel and support students.