The older brother of Virginia Tech wide receiver Sean Savoy was fatally shot over the weekend, Savoy announced on his Twitter page just days after the most productive game of his college career.
Omar Savoy was shot five times, according to Sean Savoy’s tweet, and leaves behind two sons. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain unclear.
“Our hearts go out to Sean and his family on the loss of Omar,” Hokies Coach Justin Fuente said in a statement. “Sean is a wonderful young man, and I know his teammates and the rest of the Virginia Tech community will be there to support him.”
Sean Savoy, a 2016 Washington Post first-team All-Met from Wilson High School, caught nine passes for 139 yards, both career highs, during the 15th-ranked Hokies’ 23-10 win against Boston College Saturday night. His receiving yardage, including a 53-yard touchdown catch, represent the most by a Virginia Tech non-redshirt freshman since 1987.
The Hokies (5-1) have an open date this weekend before playing North Carolina Oct. 21 in Blacksburg, Va.
“We ask that Hokies everywhere keep Sean’s family in their prayers during this difficult time as we all extend our deepest condolences to them,” Fuente said.