LSU hosts candlelight vigil in honor of Wayde Sims
BATON ROUGE - LSU hosted a vigil to honor late basketball star Wayde Sims after his murder last week.
The basketball team announced the gathering, which was held Tuesday outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center around 8 o'clock.
"We're sad but we're going to get through this," Wayde Sims' dad, Wayne, said.
Wayde Sims’ dad, Wayne, is now speaking. He’s asking people to learn from this, encouraging his teammates to play hard for him. He says he hopes his life, and what happened to him, will save someone else’s life @WBRZ pic.twitter.com/Bsy6liJVJp— Sydney Kern (@sydneykern) October 3, 2018
Another vigil was held for Sims Saturday afternoon at Southern University, and LSU held a moment of silence in Tiger Stadium ahead of it's game against Ole Miss that same day.
Sims was shot and killed early Friday morning of last week during a fight near Southern's campus. It happened after a homecoming concert at the university.
The man who allegedly shot Sims, Dyteon Simpson, was arrested Saturday and booked on one count of second-degree murder.
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