We're learning more about the death of a local 10-year-old boy who collapsed during football practice late last week.
Omari Chambers was playing for the West Charlotte Hornets Youth Football Team when he passed out and was rushed to the hospital.
The medical examiner's office tells FOX46 they now have the results from Friday's autopsy and it confirms the 10-year-old had a heart problem.
officials say Chambers died from a natural cause. The specific cause is medically known as "anomalous origin left coronary artery."
Doctors say it's a heart defect that occurs in the early stages during pregnancy when the heart is still developing. Blood vessels end up not connecting correctly, causing severe complications.
Symptoms that can appear at anytime with little warning are: heart attack, heart failure, heart rhythm problems and permanent damage to the heart.
Family members asked for privacy during this difficult time. But the West Charlotte community has been expressing their condolences for the 10-year-old on social media.
T.J. Mungo, West Charlotte Hornet’s football coach, says Thursday was Chamber’s first day of playing with the team. His death has shaken the entire community.
The team went on to play a game this past weekend to honor Chamber’s life.
Coaches tell FOX46 there will be a candlelight vigil for Chambers Tuesday night at marshall park. It will start at 7:30 p.m.
The funeral will be held at gaston chapel a-m-e church on Thursday.