(KMOV) – After fighting for life for two days following a gunshot wound to the head after a high school basketball game, 19-year-old Tyrice Spencer has died.
Those who knew Spencer say he was trying to walk away from an altercation at a high school basketball game Monday night in midtown when he was shot in the head while sitting in his car.
A group of teens inside of the game at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy on Grand Blvd. got into a verbal altercation and were kicked out just minutes before the game.
Family friends say Spencer, a Parkway West graduate, was part of the group.
After the argument, authorities said at least a dozen shots were fired in the 3500 block of Franklin near the school. This is when Spencer was struck.
Officials originally said Tyrice Spencer was dead, but he lived for a short time afterward with life support. However, he had no brain activity and was not expected to recover.
Four people ran from the scene. Police say they hope surveillance cameras at the school and a nearby Church’s Chicken will help them identify the shooter.
Students say they do not believe the gun made it into the school.
Police are now looking for a white car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with tinted windows. They say the car sped away after the shooting. No arrests have been made.
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