Grant Union (Sacramento) football player shot and killed before playoff game

Grant Union (Sacramento) football player shot and killed before playoff game

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Grant Union (Sacramento) football player shot and killed before playoff game

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A Sacramento Grant Union football player was shot and killed near campus Friday afternoon hours before a playoff game against Beyer (Modesto, Calif.), authorities said.

A second player who was shot was in surgery Friday night and is expected to survive.

Senior Jaulon Clavo died after being shot in the neck, the Rev. Tommie Williams, the unofficial team pastor and statistician for 25 years, told the Sacramento Bee. Senior Malik Johnson was taken to the hospital after being shot in an arm. Police said his injury is not considered life-threatening.

According to Grant Union coach Mike Alberghini, five players had gone off campus to get something to eat before a team meeting. Another car pulled up alongside them at a three-way stop and started shooting, hitting the two players in the front seat. The players drove back to the school to seek help.

Police do not have any suspects.

In a statement, the school district said:

“We are deeply saddened that while driving through a north Sacramento neighborhood this afternoon, students from Grant Union High School were victims of a shooting. The students, seeking safety, immediately drove to Grant Union High School. Grant staff responded immediately to students’ needs and secured emergency services for the injured students.”

The game was postponed and the campus was placed on lockdown.

There has been no official confirmation as to when the game will be rescheduled.

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