Ohio State recruit shot 2nd time since April
Monday, June 21, 2010
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say they don't believe there's a connection between a pair of shootings in a two-months span in which an Ohio State football recruit was wounded.
Eighteen-year-old Jamel Turner was left in critical condition by a shooting early Saturday in Youngstown. A 17-year-old girl was killed in the shooting. St. Elizabeth Health Center did not immediately return a call Monday seeking a condition update for Turner.
Police Capt. Rod Foley said Monday the case is apparently unrelated to a drive-by shooting on April 16, when Turner was wounded.
Foley declined to discuss a possible motive for the latest shooting. He said Turner, who was shot multiple times, and Tracy Banks, who was killed, apparently were intended victims of a shooter who fired from outside a house.
Police are trying to determine Turner's relationship with Banks.
Foley says police have identified a possible suspect. No charges have been filed.