Whitney was an honor roll student and standout basketball player at the school. One of his coaches calls him a model student-athlete.
"If I you were a parent and had a kid, he's the kind of kid you'd want them to become," Sean Connor said. "At 16 years-old, I think everybody in the past 24 hours has learned what a positive affect he had on so many lives for such a young man. He was humble, confident, and goal-oriented."
Police are investigating the shooting and have questioned at least one person of interest.