Texas Tech Defensive Lineman John Scott, III Shot in Off-Campus Incident

Texas Tech released a statement last night where they confirmed that freshman defensive lineman Johns Scott, III was shot yesterday:

Texas Tech Athletics was made aware of an unfortunate incident this afternoon involving Red Raider redshirt freshman defensive lineman John Scott III, who remains hospitalized at University Medical Center (UMC) at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Prior to the release of the statement, DT’s McKenzi Morris provided a statement from the Texas Tech Police Department that said in part:

The Lubbock Police Department is reporting that there have been two shootings at an apartment complex east of the Texas Tech Campus shortly after 6 pm.

The shootings occurred in the 1800 Glenna Goodacre Boulevard near the pool area of the Park East Student Living Apartments. The suspect for both shootings is a black male with dreads, 5’11” tall, wearing a white tanktop, black pants and carrying a camo backpack. The Lubbock Police is still searching for the suspect.

I’ll update this post when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: The LAJ is reporting that Scott was seriously injured, but in stable condition:

Police confirmed the male – identified by Tech Athletics as John Scott III – was seriously injured but in stable condition and a female suffered minor injuries. The female victim was not immediately identified.


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