Former Ursuline star, Buckeye recruit Turner shot again, remains in critical condition

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Jamel Turner is in critical condition in Youngstown after getting shot for the second time in two months.

Less than two months after being the victim of a shooting, media
sources in Youngstown have informed Bucknuts.com that Ohio State
football recruit Jamel Turner was shot again early Saturday morning and
is in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.


Less than two months after being the victim of a shooting, media
sources in Youngstown have informed Bucknuts.com that Ohio State
football recruit Jamel Turner was shot again early Saturday morning and
is in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown.

According to our sources, Turner and a girl the age of 17 were both
shot multiple times when a young man (who was the girl’s boyfriend or
ex-boyfriend) broke into the house on Manchester Street on the city’s
west side. The 17-year-old girl, identified as Tracy Banks, died on the
spot and Turner is currently fighting for his life.

Police responded and found the 18-year-old Turner shot multiple times and lying near a stop sign at the corner of Manchester and Oakwood.

A 4-year-old found inside the home
said she heard Banks arguing with someone before the shooting. Police
believe that may be 18-year-old Melvin Banks, who reportedly remained
at-large. The police have made no arrests in connection with the
shootings.

We tried to check Turner’s Facebook page (where he goes by “Jamel
Biggs Turner”) but it no longer exists. The account appears to have
been deleted.

Bucknuts.com will keep you updated on this breaking story. Turner is
a member of OSU’s 2010 recruiting class, but likely wasn’t going to
qualify academically this year and was going to have to go to a prep
school as we reported last week.

UPDATE (11:10 p.m.): Here is a statement from Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel which was released via email Saturday night:

“I am so sad to hear of Jamel’s misfortune,” Tressel said. “I have
not communicated with Jamel, but I am certainly praying for him at this
time.”

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