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Ohio State Wide Receiver Carnell Tate’s Mother, Ashley Griggs, Killed In Drive-By Shooting In Chicago On Sunday

By July 17, 2023 (12:05 am)Football

According to multiple reports, Ashley Griggs – the mother of Ohio State freshman wide receiver Carnell Tate – was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago early Sunday morning.

Griggs, 40, was identified as a victim of the shooting by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to a report from ABC 7 in Chicago. Four others were injured in the shooting that occurred shortly after 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Washington Boulevard near Garfield Park, and they all remain in fair condition.

Police currently do not have a suspect in custody, though one of the victims said that the shooter was in a car when they opened fire.

Tate arrived at Ohio State as an early enrollee this past winter out of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, where he played his final two seasons of high school football after transferring from Marist High School in Chicago, where he grew up.

In the hours since news broke, those within and outside of Ohio State’s football program have offered their condolences to Tate and his family.

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