Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley remains hospitalized after suffering gunshot wounds shortly after midnight.
His family told ABC 6 in Philly that Brinkley was shot in the shoulder and the leg. As of 12:00 p.m. EDT, Brinkley was awaiting surgery. His family also said that the injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening. However, Brinkley’s family fears that the wounds could jeopardize his NFL career.
Brinkley’s uncle told ABC 6 that Brinkley was picking up his sister from work. Brinkley’s uncle believes that his sister had been fighting with her boyfriend, and that the sister’s boyfriend did was the gunman.
“She called her brother,” Gregory Brinkley said. “You know, he wasn’t there, wasn’t a party to whatever happened. He comes and picks her up, and from what I understand . . . the guy just saw a guy picking her up and just started shooting.”
Brinkley’s uncle has spoken to the Chargers, who suggested that Brinkley possibly was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brinkley’s uncle disagreed, explaining that he was at the right time, and that the shooter was in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing.
The shooter remains at large.