Soccer Star Shot In Front Of Brooklyn Club

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A gunman shot and killed a member of the St. Lucia soccer team early Monday in Brooklyn while the man celebrated the winning goal he scored earlier that day.

Police arrived at 361 Utica Avenue in Crown Heights and discovered two people suffering gunshot wounds in the back of a car. The 28-year-old soccer player, Isidore Phillip Tisson, was shot with a single bullet that passed through his head and struck a female companion in the chest.

Tisson was transported to Brookdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other victim, a 24-year-old woman, was taken to the same hospital where she is listed in stable condition.

Tisson had reportedly scored the winning goal in a game against St. Kitts earlier that day, and it was that goal that sent St. Lucia into the finals of the Digicel Caribbean Cup tournament. He went out with friends to celebrate at a Caribbean club called Tropiks where he allegedly was involved in a dispute with another clubgoer. After leaving the club around 4:25 a.m. Tisson was reportedly followed to his car by the gunman.

Acquaintances reportedly describe him as a gentle giant, a man devoted to his sport and to his 3-year-old daughter. Tisson was elected to the St. Lucia national team during the drive to qualify for this past World Cup.

It is not clear how the argument began and no arrests have been made.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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