This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily
By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A University of Wyoming football recruit was killed over the weekend at a hotel in Dallas.
Tony Evans Jr., 17, was shot sometime early Sunday inside a room at a Hawthorn Suites in Dallas, according to the Dallas Police Department.
Police responded to the shooting around 1:35 a.m. Sunday, finding Evans with a gunshot wound. According to the Dallas Morning News, another person was also shot.
Evans was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The motive is unknown at this time. The second shooting victim was in stable condition Monday morning.
No one has been taken into custody at this time.
Evans’ death broke hearts in not only his home state of Texas, but Wyoming, as well.
“Our hearts are with the Evans family as they go through this incredibly difficult time,” UW football coach Craig Bohl said. “We are so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. We have been in contact with Tony’s family and are here to support them in anyway we can.”
Evans was signed by the university back in February. He was a native to Lancaster, Texas.
As a senior wide receiver, he had 13 catches for 268 yards and four touchdowns for Lancaster High School last season.