Coaches, players, relatives, and friends gathered at William McCray Playground to mourn the potential college basketball star, Darius Lee as the shooting video in which he died went viral
Darius Lee, a 21-year-old college basketball player from Harlem, was killed early Monday, June 20, in a mass shooting in which he was not the intended target. “My son has always shown a desire to be on television. “He achieved his desire, but not in the way he wanted,” his father, Eric Lee, 50, told the New York Post. “He’s got everything right here. He received his wish. “I’m a street victim.”
Darius Lee Harlem Shooting Video Goes Viral, Cause Of Death, Obituary, Age, Biography, Basketball Career
Breaking: mass shooting in Harlem leaves 9 shot, including a 21-year-old man who is dead. This is at 5th Ave and 139th St, at an overpass leading to a park adjacent to the Harlem River Drive. No arrests. @NYPDTips is requesting information. https://t.co/OrnmguiO3G pic.twitter.com/hm9ACeXnt8
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) June 20, 2022
Darius Lee’s former coach @StRaymondRavens remembers the hoops star as an all around great person. Lee was killed early this morning during a shooting in his Harlem neighborhood – he was a star player @HBUHuskies home for the summer @NY1 #NYC pic.twitter.com/222CUaiscg
— Roger Clark (@RogerClark41) June 20, 2022
The Post stated that Darius Lee was declared deceased at Lincoln Medical Center. Lee was one of nine victims wounded near East 139th Street and Fifth Avenue during the late-night gathering on Monday. He was putting on his shoes for Houston Baptist University in Texas.
Condolences to Darius Lee
Coaches, players, relatives, and friends have gathered at William McCray Playground to mourn the potential college basketball star. There are no suspects in the shooting, and authorities have not determined a motive. Lee’s high school basketball coach at St. Raymond High School for Boys in the Bronx plans to make Lee, who wore No. 42 in college, legendary.
Eric Lee spoke out about his son’s full basketball scholarship. Eric stated, “He was on his way. He doesn’t curse. He does not socialise. He does not consume alcohol. He’s not doing anything. He just plays PS5 and basketball. This gun violence is out of control. It must come to an end.”
Eric went on to criticise Mayor Eric Adams, alleging that gun violence has only become worse since he assumed office this year. “Perform your duties. Since he took office, the level of gun violence has skyrocketed.”
“I hope justice is delivered,” he wrote to the murderer. Adams told 1010 WINS on Monday, June 20, that he remained in Harlem until 2 a.m. after the incident.