CSU freshman football player killed after Sunday morning shooting in West Ashley, CPD investigates

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Lorvens Florestal Jr., 19, dies after a shooting that occurred Sunday morning in West Ashley, Charleston PD reports.

Florestal, of Delray Beach, Florida, played football for Charleston Southern University as a freshman walk-on offensive.

CPD reports that Florestal died at approximately 3:04 A.M. on-scene after sustaining a gunshot wound, as police responded to a 2:50 A.M. gunshot call on Risher Street where two others were injured.

“This unimaginable tragedy is something none of us should ever experience. That Lorvens’s life was taken so quickly and senselessly magnifies our grief,” said CSU President Dr. Dondi Costin.

“My heart hurts for Lorvens Florestal’s family and friends back home in South Florida. Our CSU football ministry, the CSU family, and communities all over this country should never have to endure senseless acts of violence,” says CSU Football Head Coach Autry Denson.

Florestal attended Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida, and had not yet played a game for the CSU Buccaneers.

He spoke to young kids at elementary schools. He appreciated life and appreciated what he had. Lorvens was a kid that no matter what someone else was going through or what he was going through if it was his last of anything, he’d give it to you,” says Tavarius Jackson, Florestal’s high school football coach.

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