Horrible news today as the USC Trojans family lost a member today as former USC running back Joe McKnight was shot and killed today during a road rage incident in Louisiana according to NOLA.com.
“The shooting, reported about 3 p.m., occurred at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard.
A witness, who declined to give her name, said she was leaving a store in the area when she saw a man at the intersection yelling at another man, who was trying to apologize. The man who was yelling shot the other man more than once, she said.”
The outpouring of support from the Trojan family and others was all over twitter:
Deeply saddened by the loss of Joe McKnight. This is a terrible tragedy. Everyone loved Joe and we are going to really miss him.— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) December 2, 2016
RIP my brother Joe McKnight this one hurts bad— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 1, 2016
Wow I was just with Joe in Edmonton smh this one hurt man.— Demetrius Wright Jr (@TeamDWright24) December 1, 2016
Saddens me to hear the news about Joe McKnight. Our prayers go out to the McKnight family.— Clay Helton (@USCCoachHelton) December 1, 2016
Prayers to Joe McKnight and his entire family and loved ones #senseless pic.twitter.com/VzqslmKren— Frostee Rucker (@theorganicfrost) December 1, 2016
It's not just a slogan. The TROJAN FAMILY is REAL. When we loose a Family member, we all hurt, just as any Family would. #PROUDtobeaTROJAN!— John Hossack (@Hozman55) December 2, 2016
Prayers go out to the McKnight family. He personally took me under his wing in 09. I'll be forever grateful for his love and care. #FightOn— Jake Olson (@jakethesnakeo) December 2, 2016
#FightOnForever Joe McKnight.— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) December 1, 2016
The former USC running back was shot and killed today in Louisiana. https://t.co/6gPTBCHz5A
Our hearts are with @USC_Athletics and the entire #Pac12FB community this evening.— #Pac12FCG (@Pac12Network) December 2, 2016
Rest in peace, Joe McKnight. pic.twitter.com/SgDWGP6MIv
Lord I pray that you have mercy on Joe's soul at the gates of heaven. Please be with his family in this time of pain and confusion! Amen— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 2, 2016
Everybody in the world wanted to be @ReggieBush , us in New Orleans wanted to run the ball like Joe McKnight.— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) December 1, 2016
Just got a message saying my former teammate Joe McKnight was killed today. This hurt to the heart. I can't stop crying. #RestInPeace— ANTONIO CROMARTIE (@CRO31) December 1, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family tonight. Joe McKnight will be missed, may he rest in peace.