The Concord High School senior shot to death last week in San Francisco's Bayview may have been there in order to purchase a handgun, according to reports.
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes unnamed anonymous "law enforcement sources" who claim that 17-year old Montreal Blakely may have been "in the market for a gun."
"We don't know if he had been threatened or what he wanted the gun for, but apparently he has been asking about how much one would cost," the newspaper quotes an anonymous law enforcement source as saying.
The price for the gun was $600.
Blakely, a defensive back on the Concord High football team and solid student with a 3.6 grade point average, had friends and family in the Bayview, the newspaper reported.
He may have been targeted for a robbery once he showed up with the money for the gun, leading to his death, the newspaper said.