Gateway Football Player Killed Another Injured in North Carolina Shooting

Sunday, June 26, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Students administrators and football coaches at Gateway High School have heavy hearts after the second-leading tackler on Gateway's football team last season was killed in a shooting Thursday night in Durham North Carolina.

Darrell Turner who would have been a senior this fall was killed and junior quarterback Thomas Woodson shot in the leg in an incident near a hotel in Durham. Woodson's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police have arrested 22-year old Gabriel James Gamez and charged him with with murder and with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting Gamez had just arrived from San Antonio Texas.

"Darrell was a very likeable kid said Gateway school principal Bill Short. He was a very hard-working kid."

Turner and Woodson were staying in Durham while on their way to a 7-on-7 tournament in Bradenton Florida. They were members of a local all-star team that plays in 7-on-7 tournaments. The team included a few other Gateway players as well as some other top players in the WPIAL.

Gateway coach Terry Smith was not with the team.

An investigation into the shooting continues.


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