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Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Chris Smith (8) escapes Auburn defender. Mississippi State defeated Auburn 28-10 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville. MS. Photographer: Fred Brooks/Icon Sportswir

Former Mississippi State WR Chris Smith shot and killed

(Fred Brooks/Icon Sportswire)

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:

Former Mississippi State WR Chris Smith shot and killed

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