Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nevada Investigating Shooting Of WR Wimberly

((HT: KTVN-TV Reno))

Nevada starting receiver Brandon Wimberly was shot in the abdomen early Saturday morning after a fight in downtown Reno. Police told the Reno Gazette-Journal that an initial investigation showed a group of Nevada football players got into a fight with another group of people at a place called the Freight House.

When Wimberly approached the car that had some of the other group in question inside, someone shot him, according to police. They then fled in a silver sedan after shots were fired.

The HQ asks "when did this happen...?"
2:30 in the blessed AM...

"Although his condition is serious, he is very fortunate," head coach Chris Ault said Saturday in a statement. "I have met with the players who were involved. They have no idea who shot Brandon and have every intention of being cooperative with the Reno Police Department. My biggest concern is the health and welfare of Brandon."

Wimberly was the WAC freshman of the year in 2009...

"We know the Reno Police Department is conducting a complete investigation and have instructed our student-athletes to cooperate fully with the police," Nevada athletic director Cary Groth said in another statement. "It is an unfortunate situation and we wish Brandon a speedy recovery from his injuries."

Here's what we know so far, thanks to our friends at KTVN

The investigation is on-going and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Reno Police Department Detective Division at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

Chris Murray at the Reno Gazette-Journal says in his story
that it is unlikely that Wimberly will ever play football again and that he is set to graduate from Nevada after only 3-and-a-half years of study.

It's also good to see Coach Ault admit that nothing good ever happens after midnight. Apparently, two of his football players are bouncers at the establishment where Wimberly was shot...

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