A Texas Tech football player was hospitalized over the weekend. The university’s sports information department issued a statement over the weekend that announced redshirt defensive lineman John Scott IIi was injured in a shooting near campus, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Following the shooting, Scott was hospitalized at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
“Texas Tech Athletics was made aware of an unfortunate incident this afternoon involving Red Raider redshirt freshman defensive lineman John Scott III, who remains hospitalized at University Medical Center (UMC) at this time,” Texas Tech said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Asia Devine Jackson, who turned himself in. The 24-year-old had a warrant for his arrest alleging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to KHOU 11, Jackson is being held without bond.
The report adds:
Police say 911 operators received multiple reports of shots fired at an apartment near the Texas Tech campus about 6 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told officers that an altercation between several people at the apartment complex pool escalated until one man took a gun and opened fire.
Along with Scott, a 19-year-old woman was also wounded. There is no word on the woman’s condition, but she was also hospitalized.
Scott, meanwhile, is listed in stable condition.
We wish the two shooting victims a full and speedy recovery.