Turner was in his hometown of Youngstown at the time of the incident, which resulted in the slaying of 17-year-old Tracy Banks. Police are believed to still be searching for the assailant.
Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel released a statement late Saturday evening that read, “I’m so sad to hear of Jamel’s misfortune. I have not communicated with Jamel but am certainly praying for him at this time.”
Turner, who committed to OSU in December 2008, was a standout at Ursuline High School before transferring to Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy for his senior season of football. He signed with Ohio State in February but was previously wounded by gunfire in Youngstown during the month of April.
Whether he was going to report to Ohio State with the rest of the recruiting class this weekend was up in the air.
A 6-3, 215-pound prospect, Turner is listed by Scout as an outside linebacker. He was rated the No. 6 player in the country at that position in his recruiting class.