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Residents remember, mourn slain Springhill student-athlete

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SPRINGHILL, LA (KSLA) -

Jersey number 24.

A high school running back destined for better things.

A brother who cared for his siblings.

A young man focused on his future.

Those are the portraits painted social media posts paint in hours since the fatal shooting of a North Webster High School student.

Springhill police found 17-year-old Jaylen Thomas dead Monday night in the parking lot of Harrison Chapel Baptist, a church less than a half mile west of Brown Upper Elementary School. 

Evidence shows at least 16 shots were fired from a 45-caliber handgun, police say.

Investigators are looking for an adult suspect.

Springhill police, with the aid of Webster sheriff's deputies, are investigating the Knights player's death as a homicide.
 

Following are some memories of Thomas being shared on social media:

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