Another college football player has lost his life too early due to gun violence.
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Jonte Tinsley, an 18-year-old rising sophomore at Ohio Dominican University was shot and killed at a party early Sunday morning. The incident occurred near Dayton, Ohio and Montgomery County detectives have identified a “very strong person of interest” in connection with the shooting.
Tinsley was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He suffered from a gunshot wound to the neck.
Per 247Sports, Tinsley’s death is the most recent in a heartbreaking list of college football players or recruits who have died due to gun violence. Tinsley is at least the sixth player or recruit to be killed in a shooting since March 2019.
Ohio Dominican University is a Catholic school located in Central Ohio. Tinsley was entering his sophomore year and was a defensive back on the football team.