WASHINGTON — A promising basketball player was killed Wednesday in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Seat Pleasant police received a call regarding a shooting on the 6600 block of Greig Street. Officers found 23-year-old Lamont Adair Jr., of Capitol Heights, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead on the scene, the police department said on Twitter.
Adair, a 6-foot-7-inch rising basketball player and father to an 11-month-old child, was set to leave for China next month to compete. He was on his way to training when the shooting occurred, NBC Washington reported.
UPDATE: At 3:53p Officers received a 911 call for a reported shooting. Upon arrival they located an adult male suffering what appeared to be gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased on scene. This is still an ongoing investigation conducted by @PGPDNews Homicide Division.
— Seat Pleasant Police Department (@SPPDNews) August 8, 2018
An investigation was ongoing as of Thursday morning. Police said in a statement that they do not believe this was a random crime, and they asked those with information to contact the Prince George’s County tip hotline at 1-866-411-TIPS.
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