One of the highest rated high school girls basketball players in the nation shot to death at her New York City apartment building this morning

Posted by Andy Durham on September 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

from www.espn.com:

A highly touted girl’s prep basketball player was shot to death in a New York apartment building early Sunday morning.

Tayshana Murphy, 18, was shot in the head by a gunman in a hallway of her home, a housing project in Harlem’s Morningside Heights neighborhood.

According to media reports, Murphy, a senior at Murry Bergtraum High School who previously attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, may have been the victim of mistaken identity.

“It’s very devastating, it’s something you never want to deal with,” said Murphy’s Murry Bergtraum coach, Ed Grezinsky. “You deal with all kinds of things and adversity as a coach, injuries and all kinds of family issues, but something like this is beyond comprehension.

“Somebody that is young like that and has everything to live for and has everything in front of her, she was very much looking forward to this season. She had (torn) her ACL last year and I spoke to her last week and I said ‘Are you ready for this season?’ and she said ‘I can’t wait.’ ”

There were no arrests and the shooting remained under investigation, according to media reports.

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  • Fan said,

    My heart goes out to the families of both the young lady and the person that did this crime. This is all wrong irregardless of whether the person was playing sports or not. Do not get the impression that this is just an inner city thing and it does not exist in the comforts of our own dwellings or sacred neighborhoods. Just when you think that, out of no where it comes again from unexpected places and people begin to say “How did that happen here?” This is not just a sports related incident. The victim just happens to play sports and was well known in her particular surroundings.