BREAKING: Former New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith Killed In Shooting Following Car Accident

Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, 34 years-old, was killed in a Lower Garden District shooting early Sunday morning, law enforcement has confirmed to news agencies.

Along with Smith, his wife was also shot in the shooting, but her injuries are apparently not serious.

Smith and his wife were leaving a late night dinner at Sake Cafe on Magazine Street in the Uptown area when all of the sudden, gunfire broke out, according to WWL.

According to reports, the shooting occurred following a car accident involving three vehicles near Sophie Wright Place and Felicity Street.

Smith’s Mercedes-Benz SUV was rear-ended by a Hummer H-2, which then caused Smith’s car to rear-end the car in front of him.

Smith was not driving his car, but when the 30 year-old Hummer driver exchanged words with the former Saints player, he then pulled out a gun and shot Smith multiple times, killing him on the scene.

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has already started questioning the driver of the Hummer allegedly involved in Smith’s death. His wife was taken to University Medical Center and treated after being struck twice in the right leg.

Here’s footage from FOX8’s Meg Gatto: 

Also, here are some early responses to Smith’s fellow Saints team members and NFL colleagues:

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