Incoming Penn State track and field athlete Kristian Marche was shot and killed in North Philadelphia on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.
A police spokesperson said Marche’s death is still under investigation and there are no known suspects.
Marche was set to arrive at Penn State for the 2018-19 school year. He placed second in the Pennsylvania high school state meet’s 100-meter dash in 2017, third in 2016 and fourth this past spring.
“I feel like he was the fastest kid in the state,” Imhotep Institute Charter High School football coach Nick Lincoln told PennLive. Marche also starred on the football team as a running back.
After police responded to gunfire and found a wounded Marche late Monday, he was taken Albert Einstein Medical Center – where he was eventually pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday.