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High School Football Player Dies From Injuries Suffered During May 6 Shooting

A high school football player was killed in a shooting.

Terrible news out of the state of Indiana. Dijon Anderson, a senior football star at Warren Central High School died Tuesday from injuries sustained in a May 6 shooting.

According to a report from IndyStar, Anderson had been in critical condition at the hospital since the shooting.

From the report:

Anderson, who had signed with Southern Illinois, had been fighting for his life for the past two weeks at Eskenazi Hospital. The 18-year-old was listed in critical condition after sustaining gunshot wounds in a Westside shooting.

Angel Mejia-Alforo, 17, was with Anderson that night and died at the scene at 38th Street and Moller Road. Darius Moore, 19, was wounded but released from the hospital.

There was an outpouring of support for the high school star on social media immediately after shooting and again on Tuesday after word of his death. A school official had the following to say.

“The entire Warren Township family is saddened with the news of the passing of Dijon,” Warren Central spokesman Dennis Jarrett said. “We offer our heartfelt condolences to his mother and the rest of his family.”

Anderson's life was cut short just one month before he was scheduled to graduate and leave for Southern Illinois.