Football player killed by alleged accidental shooting in the US
Ty Jordan was targeting a football star and had already received awards in his freshman year of college.
The University of Utah announced that American football player Ty Jordan died at the age of 19 as a result of a gunshot. The case is not entirely clear and there is talk of an accidental shooting as the reason for a death that has not quite convinced the young man’s family.
As the police report indicates, the Denton, Texas Police Department received a call reporting a shooting last Friday night. When the officers appeared at the scene, they found a bullet victim whose life they could not save and who died when he was transferred to a local hospital.
The initial version of the police referred to the case as a fatal accident. “After a preliminary investigation, we believe it was a shooting, in which the victim accidentally shot himself,” the Denton Police Department spokesman told ESPN.
Ty ordan was named Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 597 yards and converting a total of six touchdowns on 83 rushing plays during five games played. These numbers led him to become the first Utah freshman to sign three consecutive 100-yard rushing games since 1995.
Rest In Peace, #22. Forever in our hearts.
We love you, Ty. pic.twitter.com/ZaXjWKg4Nc
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) December 26, 2020
Grief and emotions on the surface in Utah
“On behalf of the entire University of Utah, we want to express our love and condolences to Ty Jordan’s family, friends, teammates and coaches. We are devastated by this heartbreaking news . Seeing Ty on the field was to be excited about his athletics and talent. Rest in peace, Ty, “Utah President Ruth V. Watkins tweeted .
Along the same lines was the team’s coach, Kyle Whittingham . “Ty’s personality and smile were contagious and had a huge impact on our show in the short time he was with us. He leaves an indelible mark on each of us and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends . From the bottom of our hearts, all of us in the Utah football family want to say that we love you, Ty, and wish you could rest in peace. “