Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was released from the hospital on Sunday after he was shot in the shoulder earlier in Orlando in an incident that left one man dead and another wounded.
Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was released from the hospital on Sunday after he was shot in the shoulder earlier in Orlando in an incident that left one man dead and another wounded, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Johnson's representatives at EAG Sports Management released a statement that Johnson was out of the hospital.
“Chris Johnson was released from the hospital yesterday and is doing well. He thanks everyone for their support surrounding this unfortunate incident as well as their condolences regarding the passing of his good friend. He is expected to make a quick and full recovery and is looking forward to being back out on the field training as soon as possible.”
According to police, the shooting occurred just after 4 a.m. ET near the Florida Mall in south Orlando. The driver of the vehicle Johnson was riding in, 28-year-old Dreekins Oriko Johnson, was killed.
Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after the incident to find the driver of the vehicle dead and two other gunshot victims on a nearby sidewalk, police said. The victims told authorities another vehicle pulled up beside them at a stoplight and a passenger in that vehicle opened fire at their Jeep.
The third passenger, Reggie Johnson, was shot in the shoulder, hand and leg and was also in stable condition at a hospital. Police didn't list the victims' relationship and didn't confirm the Chris Johnson involved was the NFL player, though multiple reports stated it is him.
Johnson had been visiting his hometown of Orlando over the weekend, according to Glazer.
No suspects are under arrest and no warrant has been issued for an arrest, the Orange County Sheriff's office said in a statement.
- Will Green