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Player's mother killed

Levron Williams' mother shot

Senior running back Levron Williams' mother was fatally shot Saturday night in Evansville. Evansville police report getting a 911 phone call just after 10 p.m. CST, and finding the body of Brenda Douglas, 37, at 10:30 p.m. in the driveway of an apartment complex.\n"Officers were dispatched to the address, and when they pulled into the driveway, it was an obvious gunshot wound," Sgt. Ted Mattingly of the Evansville Police Department said. "The officers called the detectives, (and it became a) crime scene."\nDouglas was pronounced dead on the scene and taken to the coroner. Sgt. Dan Deyoung of the EPD said neighbors in the apartment building reported hearing gun shots in a certain area of Evansville. \nWhile they were following up on those reports, Deyoung said a neighbor discovered Douglas at about 10:30 p.m. Douglas was reportedly shot in the head.\nDeyoung said the Evansville police received various leads and the Police Department were following up those reports.\nWilliams was in Bloomington at the time of the killing. He was informed early Sunday morning of his mother's death by his aunt. Williams remains at his apartment in Bloomington with family members for the time being. \nWilliams had no comment on the situation, but is distraught and upset over his mother's unsettling death.\nDouglas spent Saturday afternoon in Bloomington watching her son's last IU football game.\nThe IU football offices learned of the shooting Sunday afternoon, but because Saturday's game was the final game of the season, the team did not meet.\nCoach Cam Cameron offered the following statement.\n"Indiana University, its athletic department, and our football program offers its prayers and sympathy to Levron and his entire family. We are very proud of Levron's accomplishments and will continue to support him through this most trying time"

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