Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was shot and killed on Friday night in Meridian, Mississippi, according to police.
Police say the shooting took place at an apartment complex, where a fellow resident reported that she heard three gunshots. Other circumstances surrounding the shooting have not been reported. Only one was reported dead.
As a wide receiver at Mississippi St. from 2009-2013, Smith caught 109 passes for over 1,180 yards and four touchdowns in his career. He was especially productive his senior year in 2013 when he caught 47 passes for 564 yards and two touchdowns.
His college teammates reacted to his death on Twitter:
MissState Football brotherhood lost a good one today. Chris Smith. Thoughts & prayers are with his family. Rest Easy #8. You'll be missed.
— Jamar Chaney (@Jamar51Chaney) July 16, 2016
— Devon Bell (@devonbell__40) July 16, 2016
He use to always say "Chris you're my favorite player in college football" He never would said why. RIP Chris Smith pic.twitter.com/AC2PdT6KtI
— Chris White (@CWhite51) July 16, 2016