BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The University of Maryland community is mourning the loss of former Terp football player David Mackall Jr. Mackall Jr. died Wednesday after he was fatally shot in Baltimore.
“The Maryland Football family is deeply saddened to learn of the death of David Mackall Jr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and former Terp teammates during this tragic time,” the university said in a statement.
Police responded at around 2:46 p.m. to the 1900 block of Braddish Avenue for a report of a shooting.
Once there, officers found the man shot in the torso and the head.
Mackall, of Baltimore, initially played as a reserve linebacker for the University of Maryland and played on special teams in 2010. He plays for the University of Delaware for three years. He went to Gwynn Park High School.
“The University of Delaware extends deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Mackall, a proud Blue Hen. David was a valued contributor during his three-year career with Delaware football. Our thoughts are with all who knew and cared about him,” the University of Delaware said in a statement.
Mackall was also a former Edmondson High School football standout. Former Edmondson Head Coach Dante Jones said that Mackall was, “always happy” and “intense with the game.”
“He was just a great young man,” Jones said. “Kids are not supposed to leave before their parents. I look at my kids like they’re my children, and for one to leave me so soon in life, it’s tough and it’s heartbreaking.”
Mackall also played basketball and lacrosse at Edmondson.
“He was just working to raise his son’s,” Jones said. “That’s all he talked about, his children, being a good father.”
Mackall was 28.
Police had not made any arrests nor released any suspect information. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers 1-866-7lockup.