Thursday, 22 September 2016

Too Bad! Deaf Teenager Shot Dead While Trying To Explain To Gunman That He Can't Hear

DeSean Welch, 18, had been watching a high school football game with friends who are also deaf just outside Riverside in California when an unidentified gunman approached them and started asking questions, his family said. 'We are deaf. We can’t hear you,' wrote one of DeSean's friends on his cell phone, showing it to the gunman in explanation. 'We don’t understand what you are saying to us,' the teens added.

DeSean's sister Najai Welch, who was with the group at Rancho Verde High School, just outside of Riverside, said the alleged shooter typed out a message back. The man said he 'bangs in this hood' and asked if the teens knew a person who lives in nearby Ontario.

DeSean who plays varsity basketball and had aspired to play professionally - left the game shortly after with his friends . They later told police they were followed out. A few minutes later, police received reports of shots fired in a nearby intersection.

DeSean's family thinks he was shot while on a friend's van (pictured)  in a case of mistaken identity after he was approached by a gunman but couldn't respond because he is deaf

DeSean Welch, 18, was killed Friday after attending a football game at Rancho Verde High School just outside of Riverside, California. DeSean was shot and taken to a nearby hospital. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Najai Welch thinks the shooter may have confused her brother with someone else. 

1 comment:

  1. They just wasted the innocent young man's life. May his soul RIP.


I’m glad you visited Alabekee’s blog. I love to read your opinion. Please spare me few minutes of your valuable time and drop a comment because it will motivate me to blog better.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that apart from, Alabekee does not own any other blog/website. Also bear in mind that comments on this blog are not posted by Alabekee. Alabekee’s blog readers are totally responsible for the comments they post on

Contact me for Inquiries/Tip-offs – or Call 08060623254/09051251337

Follow me on Twitter-@AlabekeeOla
Instagram - alabekeesblog
Facebook - Alabekee Ola

Thanks so much for being part of Alabekee’s blog!