Funeral services set for slain Dayton teen track star

Qua’Lek Shelton, center, who died this week after being shot on Catalpa Drive on Sunday, was a national champion runner. He is pictured here with his relay teammates, at left, Mason Louis and a right, Daishuan Gossett.

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Qua’Lek Shelton, center, who died this week after being shot on Catalpa Drive on Sunday, was a national champion runner. He is pictured here with his relay teammates, at left, Mason Louis and a right, Daishuan Gossett.

Funeral services for a 15-year-old Dayton boy who died after a weekend shooting have been announced.

Services for Qua’Lek Shelton will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home in Dayton. Rev. John Williams will be officiating.

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A calling hour will be held an hour before the services.

Interment will be at West Memory Gardens.

To share online condolences, visit www.thomasfunerals.com.

Shelton died from a gunshot wound to the neck Tuesday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

His death was ruled a homicide.

Shelton and a second teen, a 16-year-old, were injured in a double shooting on Catalpa Drive Sunday.

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The other teen was in good condition as of Tuesday, according to police.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Shelton was a freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School, according to Dayton Public Schools.

He was a wide receiver and cornerback on the freshman football team, ran track and field and was an AAU national champion.

Counselors were available for Dayton public students and staff following Shelton’s death on Tuesday.

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