Two LSU athletes were taken into custody for questioning after a fatal shooting Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
WBRZ, citing sources, reported that the athletes are members of the football team, and a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg that one is sophomore running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
The victim, who was not an LSU athlete, was found fatally shot in the backseat of a truck, a police spokesman told the Baton Rouge Advocate.
The athletes called 911 and waited at the scene. They have not been arrested, police told the newspaper.
Edwards-Helaire is the Tigers’ second-leading rusher this season, with 626 yards and seven touchdowns on 136 carries. No. 11 LSU meets No. 8 UCF in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 (ESPN, 1 p.m.).
“Right now, our concern is for the safety and well-being of our student-athletes,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said in a statement. “They have been involved in a traumatic incident, and we have made our counselors available to assist immediately.”