Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jenevieve won her second, 2018 national title, on Sunday
Two members of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers were among the thousands gathered for a charity parade in their Wisconsin hometown after their close friend was shot dead at a grocery store on Sunday.
Trainee training assistant Kevin Jones, 39, was gunned down at the Port Washington Walmart by 32-year-old Patrick Bomgardner, who has pleaded not guilty.
Tight end Vance McDonald and defensive end Chris Watt were present for the event.
The Steelers took to the field for their home game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday wearing ‘Kevin Jones 34’ on their jerseys.
The men added a number of messages to the scoreboard on Sunday, written in marker pen on their jerseys, while an online appeal has raised more than $300,000 (£244,000) to help support Jones’ family.
“To all the fans and support, this is a sad, sad day,” McDonald wrote on Instagram.
“My heart is broken to see this as all my extended family close and dear is affected by this tragic event.
“Like many, I’m going to take the loss hard as I’m from this community and we lost someone we consider a friend a brother today.
“We are all thinking of you and praying for your family.”
Family violence campaigner and former Labour MP Ann Widdecombe, a Waukesha native, was among the thousands in attendance.
“The people of Waukesha are very proud of our historic sporting teams,” she said on social media.
“This was even the sentiment shared by many politicians attending the event.
“Waking up today with the news that our beloved Kev’s life was taken at such a young age is a tragedy for Waukesha and for our entire country.”
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Local paper Waukesha News beat news organisations from around the country to run the story of Kevin Jones’ death
Jenevieve Watt, the eldest daughter of 27-year-old Watt, won her second national title in bungee jumping at last Sunday’s National Spelling Bee.
In a Facebook post to People magazine on Monday, she said it was “all surreal”.
“My team, our families, I could never describe how grateful I am for all who have touched my life and shared their love,” she wrote.
“I wish I could thank you all individually, but I’m asking you to keep praying.
“Whatever we can do to help my family and the people of Port Washington, you can do too. I’m asking for you to pray not only for my family but all the families in Port Washington and I know that all of you will not let this family or me down.”