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Southlake Carroll grad shot after Purdue’s spring football game

Former Southlake Carroll safety and kick returner Andy Chelf suffered a gunshot wound after Saturday’s Purdue football spring game. Chelf is recovering.
Former Southlake Carroll safety and kick returner Andy Chelf suffered a gunshot wound after Saturday’s Purdue football spring game. Chelf is recovering. Special to the Star-Telegram

Andy Chelf, a redshirt sophomore safety on Purdue’s football team and a graduate of Southlake Carroll, was wounded in an off-campus shooting over the weekend in West Lafayette, Ind.

Police said the 20-year-old Chelf suffered a single gunshot wound to the torso about 3 a.m. Sunday and was hospitalized for treatment.

Chelf posted a message on his Twitter account after the shooting which read: “Blessed to see another day ... don’t take things for granted.”

The Purdue athletic department said in a statement it was grateful Chelf was recovering and had offered assistance to his family.

The six-foot, 195-pound Chelf was a three-year letterwinner at Carroll and earned second-team 6A All-State honors. He also lettered in track and field.

Chelf hasn’t played in a game during his first two years at Purdue, with one season lost to a knee injury. But he had seven tackles and a fumble recovery in the Boilermakers’ spring game the day before the shooting.

This report contains material from The Associated Press

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