McKinley High holds balloon release in memory of slain student, QB

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB
Bryant Lee, 18
Bryant Lee, 18

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The students, faculty, and staff of McKinley High School gathered Tuesday for a balloon release to honor the memory of Bryant Lee, who was tragically killed in a shooting Mother's Day weekend.

Lee was the quarterback of the Panthers football team and he had a 3.5 GPA. Lee was bound to attend Southern University in the fall.

He was set to graduate on Wednesday, May 17,  but tragically he died over the weekend after he was shot while he was on his way home from a party.

This incident comes only six months after he survived a shot to the leg during a separate drive-by shooting in November.

McKinley's coach, Ken Hilton, calls Lee a leader and he says the focus now is on what they can do to keep his legacy alive. One of those ways is by having the whole school gather here to honor his life.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the case and so far they say they have little information to point them to a possible suspect.

If you know anything about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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