A student who was killed in an NBA game has been identified as a former Georgia Tech standout, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The death of 19-year-old DeAndre Jackson Jr., who was a freshman in 2016, is being investigated as an “act of domestic terrorism,” according to the Atlanta Police Department.
The incident happened Friday night at a Hawks game at the AT&T Center, where Jackson was a key contributor to a comeback win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Atlanta Journal reported that a group of students were sitting in a car and witnessed Jackson being killed as he drove off in his vehicle.
A group of friends in the vehicle then followed him.
The shooting happened in the parking lot at the end of the game.
A bystander heard screaming and was able to get away from the group of people, according to CBS Atlanta.
Police said they are investigating whether Jackson was shot by an opponent or was trying to escape from an altercation.
Police released a statement saying they are working with the FBI to find out what happened.
A motive has not been released.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team tweeted Saturday morning that they were aware of the news and would provide more information when they have it.
The school tweeted that it was saddened by the news.
Jackson was a standout at Georgia Tech and the sixth-best prospect in the country, according the 247Sports Composite.
He led the Eagles to a NCAA Tournament bid last season.