'AN AMAZING PERSON' | Former Morgan basketball player & murder victim is remembered
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Tracey Carrington was a stand-out both on the basketball court and off.
FOX45's Jeff Abell said she was being remembered at Morgan State University, where she spent four years leading the women's basketball team.
But with her killer on the loose Friday, many who knew her are afraid to talk on-camera.
They nevertheless told Jeff Abell a bit about Carrington's contributions.
Those who knew her say they are stunned by this tragic turn of events.
Carrington most recently played overseas in Australia and Switzerland.
One acquaintance said: "She was a leader on the court, a go-to player if we needed something at the end of the game. She was the one to go get the ball - 'go do this, go get the shot!'"
But Thursday night, her life and her career ended in a round of gunfire.
According to police, Carrington was leaving the S&S Lounge in Overlea with a friend, and, as the two were getting into their car, a gunman opened fire.
Investigators are convinced Carrington was the target of the gunfire.
Baltimore County spokesperson Jen Peach noted there was "no other crime committed, no theft, no robbery, nothing was taken from her. The subject walked up to her, shot at her, struck her multiple times, and immediately got into a vehicle and fled the area."
As police search for the gunman, friends remember her contributions as a top athlete on the court and, off the court, a mentor to so many children.
"Everyone's lost a great human being, an amazing person, a person that would do anything for anybody," an acquaintance said. "She impacted a lot of people's lives in a positive way."
Morgan State University issued a statement Friday calling Carrington's death a true loss, saying it hopes those responsible are brought swiftly to justice.