Grandson of team co-owner Sabates killed in accidental shooting
Chip Ganassi Racing is mourning the loss of a grandson of team co-owner Felix Sabates.
According to multiple news reports, 18-year-old Feliciano Sabates died Saturday night after being accidentally shot by a 17-year-old when he waved a 9mm gun that a group of juveniles and adults had been passing around the group during a party.
Sabates, known to many as "Chany," died at the scene in the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., apartment, according to The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post.
The 17-year-old was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence.
Mimi Sabates, daughter of the long-time NASCAR team owner, expressed the family's grief on Twitter:
Thank you to everyone offering prayers. My beautiful nephew is gone and so much love is much appreciated #RIP ChanyBoy— Mimi Sabates (@mimisabates) August 5, 2014