Tara High star athlete killed in weekend shooting

Tara High School football star killed in shooting at O'Neal Lane apartment complex

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A teen shot and killed over the weekend was a star athlete at Tara High School.

The Louisiana High School Coach’s Association confirmed Monday, Feb. 24 that Terry Delaney, 17, was the victim of the shooting that happened Sunday, Feb. 23 at roughly 4 p.m. The shooting happened in the 3340 block of O’Neal Lane.

Delany was an All-Metro defensive lineman. He had a promising future ahead of him as he was headed to play football at Southeastern Louisiana University.

In a prior interview with 9Sports, Tara High Head Coach Terry Washington said about Delaney, “We have a D1 prospect in Terry Delaney. We feel very good about what we can do on the defensive side of the football.”

A second person was also injured during the shooting. Delaney died at the scene.

This incident marked the third shooting to occur across Baton Rouge Sunday. Earlier, around 7 a.m., first responders treated a man with a gunshot injury sustained during a suspected armed robbery on North Boulevard, according to police.

READ: Man shot during alleged robbery on North Boulevard

About 45 minutes after that shooting, two people with gunshot wounds were transported from Alexander Avenue, officials said.

If you know anything that can help investigators with any of these cases, call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867 (STOP).

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