USF football player in stable condition after shooting

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A University of South Florida football player has been injured from a shooting.

The University of South Florida said in a statement Sunday that safety Hassan Childs was in stable condition.

The statement says no one else was injured from the shooting that took place off campus and that Tampa police detectives were investigating.

The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports that the shooting started as a road rage incident.

A man identified as Jovanni Jimenez told detectives that Childs had pointed at gun at him, wife and child at an off-campus apartment complex.

Jimenez says he pulled his gun out and shot Childs in what he told police was self-defense.

The case has been sent to local prosecutors to determine whether charges will be filed.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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