A player for the Calgary Stampeders is dead after a shooting at a Calgary nightclub.
The Calgary Stampeders confirm the player is 23-year-old defensive back Mylan Hicks.
According to iNews 880 sister station News Talk 770 in Calgary, it happened at the Marquee Beer Market in the city’s southeast. The Calgary Police Service says they were called out to that nightclub around 2:30am Sunday where they found a man in his 20s suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but died a short time later.
Officers say the homicide unit has taken over the investigation and several people are now in custody.
An autopsy is expected for Monday.
A post on the Calgary Stampeders website says the team is devastated by the news.
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) September 25, 2016
“Obviously this is an extremely difficult and upsetting time for the players and staff,” said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. “It’s a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mylan’s family.”
“The loss of this 23-year-old young man at this stage of his life and his career is an unfathomable tragedy,” said Ken King, president and CEO of the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation. “Our sympathies to Mylan’s family and to the Stampeders family of players, coaches and staff.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fans of Mylan Hicks. Our deepest condolences to the @calstampeders organization.
— Edmonton Eskimos (@EdmontonEsks) September 25, 2016
Voice of the Calgary Stampeders Mark Stephen says Mylan Hicks was from Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University.
“Hicks was a first year Stampeder who spent this season on the practice roster,” said Stephen. “He had yet to see game action.”
Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel is scheduled to address media at 12:00pm Sunday. (djs/qr)