Mother of Ohio State Football Player Shot Dead in Mayor Johnson’s Chicago

mother of ohio state football player shot dead in mayor johnsons chicago
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The mother of Ohio State Football player Carnell Tate was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting Sunday morning in Mayor Brandon Johnson’s (D) Chicago.

On Sunday, Breitbart News reported the drive-by shooting, noting that one person was killed and four others wounded. But the identity of the deceased was not known at that time.

Late Monday afternoon NBC 5 noted that the deceased was Ashley Griggs (pictured, top), mother of Ohio State Football player Carnell Tate.

mother of ohio state football player shot dead in mayor johnsons chicago

Carnell Tate #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes makes a catch for a touchdown during the Spring Game at Ohio Stadium on April 15, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Ben Jackson/Getty Images)

Griggs was with a group of people who “had gathered in the 4000 block of West Washington Boulevard after a Marshall High School reunion” Sunday morning around 2 a.m. Someone opened fire on the group from inside a passing car, shooting Griggs multiple times.

She was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Breitbart News pointed out at least 37 people shot Friday into Sunday afternoon in Mayor Johnson’s Chicago, three of them fatally.

The Chicag0 Sun-Times homicide database shows 317 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2023, through July 17, 2023.

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Authored by Awr Hawkins via Breitbart July 18th 2023