Former Oklahoma defensive tackle Du'Vonta Lampkin, 25, was killed in a shooting in the Dallas area on Thursday. 

The Dallas Police Department announced it was investigating a homicide after officers responded to a call about a shooting. 

"Upon arrival, officers discovered Du’Vonte Lampkin, a 25-year-old male, lying on his back with a single gunshot wound," Dallas PD said. "Dallas Fire and Rescue responded and the victim died at the scene."

According to police, a witness said they went to check on Lampkin because he wasn't answering his phone and found him wounded, prompting them to call 911. 

Police said Lampkin was staying at the location where the shooting occurred ahead of moving into a new apartment.