TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Funeral services are set for Dwane Simmons, the Washburn football player killed in a shooting over the weekend that also wounded one of his former teammates.
According to his obituary, services for the 23-year-old Simmons will be Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Abundant Life Church, 304 SW Persels Rd., in Lee’s Summit. The church will also host the visitation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
He will then be laid to rest at XII Gates Memorial Gardens, 9500 E. Bannister Road, in Kansas City, Missouri.
A junior defensive back at Washburn, Simmons died early Sunday morning after he was shot outside a large party in central Topeka.
About 1,300 people came together Tuesday night to honor him at the Memorial Union at Washburn University.
"It just shows how far his spirit spread, his love, his laughter, his smile,” Simmons’ father, Navarro Simmons, said. “He touched a lot of people."
Washburn head coach Craig Schurig said the team will continue to honor Dwane by wearing the number 17, his jersey number, during workouts, practices and during next year's season. The University also announced a permanent scholarship in his name.
Former Ichabod Corey Ballentine was also shot and is expected to recover. He has since been released from the hospital. No arrests have been made in the shootings and the Topeka Police Dept. continues to investigate.
Ballentine was originally set to report to the New York Giants mini-camp this weekend. The team is now encouraging him to skip camp and stay with his loved ones.