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North Carolina Central U. football player shot, killed

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 09:52:07-05

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina Central University officials confirm a freshman student and football player was shot to death at an off-campus apartment.

Durham police said in a statement obtained by news outlets that officers responded to calls of a gunshot wound Monday night at a complex about 3 miles from campus. Investigators found a man dead at the scene.

The university's chancellor identified the victim as first-year student Trevor VanDyke. School officials said the defensive back had started at the university in August and was a graduate of Clayton High School.

Durham police haven't commented on the circumstances leading to the shooting or said whether they've identified any suspects.