Teen Killed in Moreno Valley Shooting Was Deaf, Tried Explaining to Gunman He Couldn’t Hear Him

DeSean Welch, who was shot and killed after a high school football game in Moreno Valley, is seen in an undated photo on a GoFundMe page.

DeSean Welch, who was shot and killed after a high school football game in Moreno Valley, is seen in an undated photo on a GoFundMe page.

The family of a deaf teen says he was killed Friday night when a gunman approached him and his deaf friends in Moreno Valley, asked them questions and began shooting as they tried to explain that they couldn’t hear him.

Najai Welch said her brother, Desean Welch, and his friends were watching a football game at Rancho Verde High School, where the unidentified gunman approached them and began asking questions.

A friend of the dead teen pulled out a cellphone and showed it to the man in effort to explain that they were deaf and didn’t understand him.

She said the friend wrote, “We are deaf. We can’t hear you. We don’t understand what you are saying to us.”

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