Lenoir-Rhyne University linebacker Omari Alexander killed in Hickory, North Carolina

Omari Alexander, a sophomore linebacker for Lenoir-Rhyne University, was killed in Hickory, North Carolina, the school announced Saturday.

Alexander was found in the driver's seat of a car outside an apartment complex, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds, according to WCCB. Police responded to reports of shots fired at roughly 1 a.m. and Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene, the TV station reported.

Alexander is from Charlotte and attended Mallard Creek High.

A message left with the Hickory police department was not immediately returned.