Sad – 18-Year-Old Deaf Teen Shot After High School Football Game While Trying to Tell Gunman he Can’t Hear

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A deaf teenager has been shot dead while he tried to explain to a gunman that he couldn’t hear him.

DeSean Welch, 18, had been watching a high school football game with friends who are also deaf just outside Riverside in California when an unidentified gunman approached them and started asking questions, his family said.

‘We are deaf. We can’t hear you,’ wrote one of DeSean’s friends on his cell phone, showing it to the gunman in explanation.

‘We don’t understand what you are saying to us,’ the teens added.

DeSean’s sister Najai Welch, who was with the group at Rancho Verde High School, just outside of Riverside, said the alleged shooter typed out a message back.

The man said he ‘bangs in this hood’ and asked if the teens knew a person who lives in nearby Ontario, the Los Angeles Times reported.

DeSean – who played varsity basketball and had aspired to play professionally – left the game shortly after with his friends . They later told police they were followed out.

A few minutes later, police received reports of shots fired in a nearby intersection.

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Source: Daily Mail UK