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Coach: Waggener High School football player killed in shooting

A Waggener High School football player was killed in a shooting on Saturday, according to the team's coach. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News) A Waggener High School football player was killed in a shooting on Saturday, according to the team's coach. (Source: Jobina Fortson/WAVE 3 News)
Tyson Gibbs, known to his friends as Red, spoke to WAVE 3 News in 2012 after his sister was killed in a shooting. (Source: WAVE 3 News archive) Tyson Gibbs, known to his friends as Red, spoke to WAVE 3 News in 2012 after his sister was killed in a shooting. (Source: WAVE 3 News archive)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The young man who was shot and killed in the Shawnee neighborhood on Saturday was a Waggener High School football player, according to the team's head coach.

WAVE 3 News spoke with Coach Jordan Johnson on Sunday, who said the victim was Tyson Gibbs, known to his friends as "Red."

Gibbs played defensive tackle for Waggener for two years, Johnson said.

Johnson expressed his grief on Twitter after he learned about Gibbs' death.

Gibbs spoke to WAVE 3 News in 2012, after his sister was killed by gunfire at age 15. His father was killed in 2004.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Tyson Gibbs died from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene on South 38th Street at 8:16 p.m.

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