Nathan Evans, a member of the William and Mary football program, was shot and killed in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, March 22. According to 13 News Now, the 19-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene.
“William & Mary grieves today the death of Nate Evans, an immensely talented young man,” William and Mary President Katherine A. Rowe said in a statement. “I extend condolences and the deepest sympathy on behalf of the community to Nate’s family, friends, team members and others close to him.”
Evans was the Tribe’s second-leading rusher a season ago.
Following the news of his passing, the football program took to social media to release a tribute video for Evans.
“Nate’s is a loss we are feeling deeply within our program. Faith and family are the foundations of our program,” W&M Head Football Coach Mike London. “We value relationships first. Our team has gathered together to support each other as we deal with the grief that comes from this tragedy. Additionally, we will do all we can to support and comfort Nate’s family and loved ones through this difficult time.”
There are still very few details about the shooting at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.