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Residents remember, mourn slain Springhill student-athlete

Jaylen Thomas, 17, of Cullen, was found dead the night of Nov. 27 in the parking lot of...
Jaylen Thomas, 17, of Cullen, was found dead the night of Nov. 27 in the parking lot of Harrison Chapel Baptist Church in Springhill. (Source: Facebook)
Published: Nov. 28, 2017 at 3:53 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2017 at 4:13 PM CST
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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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