Two Utah football players are in stable condition following gunshot wounds suffered late Saturday night. The players are named as sophomore TE Lo Falemaka and freshman RB Marcel Brooks-Brown.
According to reports, the players were at a private party when three men showed up uninvited and were asked to leave. After an exchange between “two victims” and the suspects, one suspect drew a gun and shot Falemaka and Brooks-Brown in the torso.
Here’s coach Kyle Wittingham’s statement:
Obviously, our first concern is that both Lo and Marcel are going to be OK, which appears to be the case. We don’t have all of the details yet, but it is our understanding that they are victims in this incident and we feel very fortunate that they are expected to fully recover. It is unknown at this time how soon they will be able to return to the football field, but we are optimistic it will be in the near future.
And here’s ESPN’s Chantel Jennings with a few further details about the shooting:
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