A high school track star in Texas was fatally shot during a prom party this week, officials said.
Rashard Guinyard, a senior at Crowley High School, was killed in the Sunday shooting, according to the Crowley Independent School District.
Guinyard signed a track letter of intent to Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
The shooting occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, according to Fort Worth police. The victim had at least one gunshot wound, police said.
“Detectives learned that there was a large gathering location and unknown suspect(s) began firing weapons striking the victim as he and others attempted to flee the area on foot,” police said in a statement.
A second victim was shot “multiple” times, according to the statement. That person was in critical condition, police said.
Police on Thursday did not say if they have identified a suspect or suspects.
Guinyard’s relatives could not be immediately reached for comment.
The Crowley Independent School District said in a statement: “Rashard was a standout scholar and student-athlete with a bright future ahead of him.”
For the past four years, Guinyard competed with the Fort Worth Flyers Track Club, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. His coaches, Gary Lane and Sorento Griggs, called him a leader.
Lane described him as “somebody that’s got energy, somebody that’s got work ethic, somebody to take charge."