Very scary news surfaced out of Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jakeem Grant was injured during an off-campus shooting in which around 20 rounds were fired coming from multiple guns. The incident occurred early Sunday morning at approximately 1:30 AM, but police are investigating the cause of the altercation during a party at El Fronterizo. Grant reportedly suffered a laceration and was taken to a local hospital, treated, and later released. Only one other person was injured during the exchange and his wounds aren’t believed to be life-threatening.
Since the shooting, no arrests or charges have been made, but expect more information to develop as the case progresses. It remains unclear what role Grant played in the event or if he will be punished for his involvement.
Grant is the Red Raiders leading pass catcher, hauling in 50 passes for 629 yards and five touchdowns. If he is to miss time, it would leave a major void in the offense. Still, head coach Kliff Kingsbury is “hopeful” that Grant will be able to play this weekend against No. 10 TCU. The Red Raiders (3-4) have underachieved thus far in 2014 and hope a series of wins will catapult them into bowl eligibility. The team does, however, face three more ranked opponents- Baylor, Oklahoma and TCU- with just five games to play.
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