College football QB dead following shooting where police found car riddled with dozens of bullets
A Kennesaw State football player is dead following a shooting in Florida, authorities in the area announced.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said it was called out to a shooting just after 1:00 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Hollywood Avenue. When they got to the scene, investigators said they found two men, ages 18 and 19, with multiple gunshot wounds, and one of them was Ladarius Clardy, KSU’s QB, WSB-TV reported.
The Pensacola News-Journal reported that Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said more than 50 rounds of gunfire were fired at Clardy’s car, mostly at the driver’s door, before the car ran off the road and crashed into an embankment.
“This is not just a statistic,” the sheriff said. “This is a son. This is a friend. This is a teammate. And enough is enough. We cannot sit here and just keep saying, ‘Oh, just another senseless act of violence.’ So we need your help. We want to know what you know.”
No arrests had been made in the case as of Thursday afternoon.
He also asked that any residents and business owners near Fairfield and Hollywood who might have surveillance footage from between about midnight and 12:30 a.m. to contact authorities. Clardy’s car is a black, four-door 2016 Honda.
“If you look at your surveillance video and you see that car or any car chasing it — around it, near it — or if you just see that car alone, please give us a call,” Simmons said. “Save that video and let us know.”