“He was an innocent bystander. He was not the intended target,” Booker said. “Someone drove by and started shooting.”
Booker said Saturday was Shelton’s first high school meet, when he finished fifth at 8.93 seconds as the only freshman among 50 entrants in the 60-meter hurdles final at Youngstown State University, WHIO reported.
“But this kid was 15 years old. He had his entire life in front of him. He would have went down in the history books at Dunbar High School and the city of Dayton as being one of the greatest athletes to ever step on a track,” Booker told the TV station.
“He had everything going for him. He wasn’t wasting his talent. He knew what he wanted to do and he was doing it.”
Dayton police said Monday the 16-year-old who was shot with him was in good condition.
Police have not named any suspects or made any arrests in connection with the shooting.