Christopher Lane with his partner Sarah Harper. Photo
A Melbourne college baseballer has been shot dead in the
Christopher Lane, 23, was shot and killed in the town of
Duncan, Oklahoma on Friday, according to local media reports.
Mr Lane was in Oklahoma to play baseball for East Central
In a statement on their website Mr Lane's Australian club,
Essendon Baseball Club paid tribute to him.
"Essendon Baseball Club is deeply saddened by the passing of
Christopher Lane," the statement said.
"Chris was a truly talented and highly respected young man
whose friendship was valued by all who had the good fortune
to know him.
"His loss is felt by each and every member of the Essendon
family and our thoughts and prayers are with the Lane family
during this incredibly difficult time."
Baseball Victoria tweeted: "Very sad news regarding Essendon
Baseball Club player Chris Lane who tragically lost his
Local newspaper The Duncan Banner reported that "three
juveniles have been arrested and are being taken to Stephens
County Jail and booked on a complaint of First Degree Murder
in the shooting death of Chris Lane".