COLLEGE football player Omari Alexander, who had a ...bright future... ahead of him, was shot dead outside of a North Carolina apartment.

The 19-year-old Lenoir-Rhyne University student was sitting in a car outside an apartment complex this week when someone fired bullets into the vehicle.

Omari Alexander/InstagramCollege football player Omari Alexander was fatally shot '/ '

Omari Alexander/InstagramThe young player was sitting in a car when he was shot '/ '

Authorities who found the young player at the scene early in the morning on Saturday said he was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead, according to local station WJZY.

A homicide investigation has been opened into the teen's death, but no suspect has been named yet.

The school announced Alexander's death in a social media post.

...Lenoir-Rhyne is grieving the loss of Omari Alexander, a 19-year-old sophomore from Concord, NC and member of the football team, who was killed overnight in an off-campus incident in Hickory.

...Out of respect for his family, the university will have no further comment at this time....

Lenoir-Rhyne's Vice President of Athletics Kim Pate mourned the loss in a statement as well.

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...Omari was a special young man who had a bright future.

...He will always be remembered fondly by his teammates and the LR community,... she said.

Alexander was listed as a tight end on Lenoir-Rhyne's roster.

The team was back home after a recent loss in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs to Bowie State.

Omari Alexander/WKU AthleticsLenoir-Rhyne mourned the tragic loss '/ '