Dayton Public Schools mourns death of Dunbar student

UPDATE @ 8 p.m.:

Qua’lek Shelton is one of the two juveniles who was shot Sunday on Catalpa Drive in Dayton, a Dayton Public School source told our media partner News Center 7.

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Shelton, 15, was a receiver and defensive back on the Dunbar freshman football team, as well as a member of the Wolverine track and field team, the source said.

The other victim, only identified as a 16-year-old, was reported to be in good condition according to Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall.

Hall said that police have multiple persons of interest they want to interview, but would not identify any potential suspects.

RELATED: Two juveniles shot on Catalpa Drive in Dayton


Dayton Public Schools is mourning the death of a high school student.

Qua’Lek Shelton, 15, a freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School, died Tuesday, the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed. He played on the freshman football team as a wide receiver and corner back.

Counselors will be available for students and staff, Elizabeth Lolli, DPS superintendent said in a statement:

“The Dayton Public School District is saddened by the loss of Qua’Lek Shelton. His family, friends and classmates are in our thoughts. Crisis team members are available for those who need extra support.”

Shelton’s cause and manner of death have not been released.

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