Wayde Sims, LSU men’s basketball Forward, was reported as the victim of a shooting overnight Friday morning, according to Baton Rouge police. The shooting took place at 12:25 a.m. at a Subway restaurant at 668 Harding Blvd. Sims was transported to a local hospital where he died from a gunshot wound.
Several community members expressed their devastation about the passing of Simms via social media early this morning.
Teammate Aaron Epps and former University High Coach post via Twitter.
Sims father, Wayne Sims, also played at LSU from 1987 to 1991.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225)389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225)344-7867.