Kansas college football player shot and killed in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY. (AP) — A Fort Hays State University football player in Kansas was fatally shot outside an Oklahoma City bar on New Years Day, police said.

Daniel Howard, 22, died and four other people were injured in the shooting at the Sunset Patio Lounge early Sunday, Oklahoma City police said.

Several people were kicked out of the bar after a fight broke out. The shooting occurred when the argument continued in a nearby parking lot, police said.

Some of the injured were bystanders, according to the police press release. Their conditions were not available.

Howard played two years at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M before moving to Fort Hays State in Kansas in the spring of 2022. Howard, a defensive back, played in all 11 games last season, recording 53 tackles.

Fort Hays and Northeast Oklahoma A&M officials released statements on social media expressing their grief over Howard’s death and their support for his family and friends.

The investigation into the shooting is continuing, police said in a news release.

The Associated Press

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