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Vanderbilt Football: 2 Players Shot In Failed Attempt To Recover Stolen Phone

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Two Vanderbilt football players are lucky to be alive after their plane to recover a stolen cell phone went awry.

According to a report by a local NBC affiliate, Tae Daley suffered a ”noncritical gunshot wound” to his leg and Frank Coppet received ”noncritical birdshot wounds” to his arms.

The incident took place after teammate Donaven Tennyson had his phone stolen, then later saw it for sale on the internet. Enraged, he and his two teammates concocted a plan to get back, and scheduled a meet up with the seller in a parking lot.

Police believe that Coppet approached the men holding a pellet gun, at which point actual gunfire ensued.

A car pulled up in front of the sellers and a man began firing with a real pistol, while another man began to fire shots from a shotgun.

The injuries sustained by the players are minor, and they are lucky that things didn’t go much worse.

Police are still investigating the incident and are attempting to identify the shooters.

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