A St. Louis assistant high school football coach died after he was shot early Monday morning in St. Louis, Fox 2 reported.
Jaz Granderson had been an assistant varsity coach with De Smet Jesuit High School for two seasons, Fox 2 reported. The school is in mourning after Granderson’s death, with many taking to social media to express their grief.
Granderson was a former Kirkwood High School and Lindenwood University football player, Fox 2 reported.
Police were called at about 1 a.m. Monday for the report of a shooting at the intersection of Minnesota near Hill in St. Louis. Granderson was shot in the stomach, and died at a local hospital Fox 2 reported.
A game against Helias Catholic High School that Granderson was supposed to coach at Monday afternoon was canceled. Helias Catholic football posted on Facebook about Granderson’s death.
“We were just informed that the 9th/10th game against DeSmet that was scheduled for today at 4pm has been cancelled,” the post read. “It is with heavy hearts to hear that one of their assistant coaches for DeSmet was shot and killed last night. It is with complete understanding that the DeSmet football team and community are in shock and mourning right now and are unable to travel and play the game. Please join with us in praying for the coach’s family, DeSmet’s football team and school.”
Two were killed and a dozen others wounded Saturday in St. Louis, the Associated Press reported.