Hundreds mourn death of Metro Detroit star student basketball player

A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman were killed

DETROIT – Hundreds gathered in the parking lot of HYPE Athletics to pay their respects Sunday night to a star high school basketball player who taken way too soon.

“In coaching of 31 years, I’ve never ever would have imagined having to deal with anything like this with one of my players,” said HYPE Athletics Girls Director, Doc Cornell.

18-year-old Carlesa Taylor was killed alongside another 17-year-old when someone started to fire shots into the car they were traveling in down Schoolcraft Road Friday night. Another 17-year-old was also shot, and is still in critical condition.

Police are now looking for whoever was behind the wheel of a gray or black Dodge Durango as the ones responsible.



Just before she was killed -- Carlesa scored 27 points on the court.