Mae Jemison High School basketball team mourns the loss of a second player this year

A local high school basketball team mourns the loss of a second teammate to gun violence.

Kyreon Bone, 17, was gunned down in an Atlanta hotel over the weekend. His older brother is charged with manslaughter in this case.

In March, Mae Jemison’s basketball team lost another player when 17-year-old Deu’nta Moore was killed in a drive-by shootout.

Kyreon has reportedly been senior to Mae Jemison this coming school year, as has teammate Deu’nta.

Police say Kyreon and his brother Marquise Daniel were at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta when the shooting took place on Sunday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the hotel after reporting that someone had been shot in one of the rooms. Kyreon was taken to hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries.

In a statement from the city of Huntsville schools, Mae Jemison’s basketball coach Jeremy Bynum said:

“Our basketball team and the Jemison High School community are saddened to learn of the passing of Kyreon Bone, a senior athlete and growing student this weekend. Principal Leverette and I have been in close contact with the family of Kyreon, and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. We encourage any student or staff member looking for help to contact us, and we will connect them with resources and support. “

The team and family requested a space to mourn during this time.

The date of the funeral has not yet been announced.

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