Vanderbilt football players reportedly were involved in a double shooting in Nashville on Monday.
As reported by The Tennessean’s Natalie Neysa Alund on Tuesday, Vanderbilt wide receiver Donaven Tennyson and two teammates, O’montae Daley and Frank Coppet, allegedly were involved in the incident in a Target parking lot after confronting someone who Tennyson told police stole his cellphone.
According to Alund, Tennyson tried to sell his cellphone online and met with a prospective buyer Monday evening. During that meeting, per the report, the prospective buyer allegedly stole the cellphone.
Later, Tennyson arranged a meeting with the same individual using a fake name, after noticing the phone was listed for sale on the same website. A meeting was arranged, and Daley and Coppet joined Tennyson for the occasion.
They reportedly brought a pellet gun “to help get the phone back,” as reported by Alund. When the group arrived, Coppet reportedly walked out with the pellet gun. But one of the men at the meeting shot at them with a real pistol and another used a shotgun.
Per Neysa, Daley sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. Coppet, meanwhile, had non-life-threatening wounds to his arms.
The gunmen fled after the incident, and police are still investigating.