WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A Virginia Tech football player is in mourning after his brother was shot and killed over the weekend.
Freshman wide receiver Sean Savoy, a former star at D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School, tweeted Monday that one of his older brothers had been shot five times on Sunday.
Yesterday I lost my number 1 fan my big brother😭 he was shot 5 times and left 2 of his sons behind I promise they will be ok🙏🏾😭😭😭😭 LLO❤️🗣 pic.twitter.com/2BiuzeCCHl— Sean Savoy (@Allmet_Boogie) October 9, 2017
The news comes the same day that Savoy had been named the ACC Football Rookie of the Week following Virginia Tech's game against Boston College Saturday.
Justin Fuente, head football coach at Virginia Tech, released the following statement about the Savoy family's loss on Monday:
"Our hearts go out to Sean and his family on the loss of Omar," Fuente said. "Sean is a wonderful young man and I know his teammates and the rest of the Virginia Tech community will be there to support him. We ask that Hokies everywhere keep Sean's family in their prayers during this difficult time as we all extend our deepest condolences to them."
The family says Omar Rogers had just performed as a singer at Uniontown Bar and Grill in Southeast and fear this was a targeted attack.
Savoy had just played one of the best games of his career Saturday night only to find out hours later of his brother's murder.
"I just want my brother back," Savoy told WUSA9.
Rogers' great uncle said the 25-year-old father of two was shot eight times. He also says D.C. police are looking at several surveillance cameras near the bar that caught the killer in action.
Savoy says his older brother was a warm and kind person and his biggest fan.
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