Former Mississippi State WR Chris Smith was reportedly shot and killed Friday night, according to multiple reports on Twitter.
He was shot in his hometown of Meridian, Miss., according to a tweet from Brandon Walker, the Mississippi State beat reporter for The Commercial Dispatch (Columbus, Miss.).
The tweets you are seeing about Chris Smith appear to be true. He was apparently shot and killed tonight in Meridian.
— Brandon Walker (@BWonStateBeat) July 16, 2016
Numerous former teammates sent a deluge of tweets mourning Smith.
MissState Football brotherhood lost a good one today. Chris Smith. Thoughts & prayers are with his family. Rest Easy #8. You'll be missed.
— Jamar Chaney (@Jamar51Chaney) July 16, 2016
He use to always say "Chris you're my favorite player in college football" He never would said why. RIP Chris Smith pic.twitter.com/AC2PdT6KtI
— Chris White (@CWhite51) July 16, 2016
RIP Chris Smith keep them smiling up there fam ??
— Ryan Brown (@_RyanBrown48) July 16, 2016
RIP Chris Smith … God knows best??
— Deontae Skinner (@DSkinner__11) July 16, 2016
Details surrounding the situation are not immediately known.
Smith played for a Bulldogs team that won 29 games from 2009-12. He finished his career with 109 receptions for 1,180 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns. His final season at State saw him pull down 47 receptions for 564 yards and 2 touchdowns.