The two Louisville players who were shot early Sunday morning were at party celebrating Lamar Jackson winning the Heisman.
Junior LB James Hearns and sophomore LB Henry Famurewa were both shot at an apartment complex near Louisville’s campus during a party celebrating their teammate’s Heisman win. The Courier-Journal’s Phillip M. Bailey reported that an argument at the front door moved into the street before someone fired a gun.
A student from another school who attended the party claimed to have seen the fight.
“It was five or six guys just going at it, fighting on one side and then I see a flash come from the other side,” the student said. “Then I just took cover.”
Neither player’s injuries are life-threatening. Hearns’ high school coach, Yusuf Shakir, told the Courier-Journal that the junior was shot in the elbow. Shakir said Hearns is alright and “knows it could have been a lot worse.”
Hearns also told Shakir “some local guys decided to crash the party” and one of the crashers “started shooting into the crowd.”
Police said the shooting happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. There is no suspect at this time. A third victim, a female, also suffered a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.
Louisville plays LSU in the Citrus Bowl on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. ET.