A GSU football player was shot and his younger brother killed in New Orleans

Three people are shot Wednesday night (June 19) near Lemon Gym in Old Jefferson / Source: WVUE
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A Grambling football player was shot and his younger brother was killed in a triple shooting Wednesday night on South Causeway Boulevard in the Shrewsbury area of Jefferson Parish, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Darrell Clark, a senior wide receiver for the Tigers, was injured. His brother Keyon Clark, 19, died on the scene.


A third person was also shot.

The shooting was reported around 9:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Causeway.

Once on scene, officers found the victims near the Lemon Gym suffering from gunshot wounds. The conditions of Darrell Clark and the third shooting victim is unknown.

Investigators do not have a motive or suspect information.

Anyone with information is urged to call the JPSO Investigations Bureau at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111

Meanwhile, GSU President Rick Gallot released the following statement:

"On behalf of the entire Grambling State University family, our thoughts and prayers are with our student Darrell Clark and his family.

"While we are thankful and optimistic that Darrell will recover from his injuries, we are also deeply saddened at the loss of his younger brother during yesterday's tragedy in New Orleans.

"Although it is difficult to express the sorrow of times like these, we must rely on one another for encouragement and support as we draw strength in the journey ahead."

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