MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A prayer vigil was held at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro Sunday night to pray for a 15-year-old student who was shot the night before.
Murfreesboro police said they responded to a shooting call in the 3000 block of Overhill Court just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday night, and when officers arrived they learned Mason Loupe had been transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
The prayer vigil for the wrestler and football player was held at the school’s football field where family, friends and teammates gathered and prayed for his recovery.
“Right now there’s some improvement in him as far as reflexes and things like that and you know the kids a fighter and hopefully he will get through this,” football coach Greg Wyant told News 2.
Opposing schools and football rivals were there as well to show their support of the linebacker.
“If there’s anybody that can fight through this I feel like he’ll be able to. He’s got a great competitive edge about him.”
“Rutherford county is pretty unique. We are very competitive in just about everything we do down here from academics to athletics and what’s incredible to see is the community support from rival schools. In a situation like this I think it says a lot about our community,” Wyant said.
Police are investigating what caused the gunfire, but foul play is not suspected.