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ASU football player shot Sunday in Charlotte

An Appalachian State football player was shot early Sunday morning in Charlotte and is recovering at a hospital in the city, according to the Watauga Democrat.

Freshman defensive lineman Tashion Singleton was shot in the ribs with two others who were injured – including Prince Mayela, a UNC-Charlotte freshman free safety, who went to West Mecklenburg High with Singleton – according to the Charlotte Observer. Police have not identified the third victim.

Both college football players were at a party at a northwest Charlotte apartment complex Sunday morning. Police responded to a call that shots were fired on Harland Street – east of Old Plank Road and Brookshire Boulevard – at 2:30 a.m., according to the Charlotte Observer. Everyone involved in the shooting had left by the time police arrived at the scene.

One victim was found in a car near the scene and taken to Carolinas Medical Center and the other two turned up at Presbyterian hospital, according to the Charlotte Observer.

“I visited with Tashion [Sunday] afternoon and he is resting comfortably and in good spirits,” said ASU head football coach Jerry Moore in a press release. “We are thankful that his injury is not more serious. The thoughts of our players and coaches are with Tashion and his family as he begins what we pray will be a speedy and complete recovery.”

Moore and his wife Margaret visited Singleton in the hospital after the announcement of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, according to the Watauga Democrat.

Any information regarding the shooting can be reported to Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

Story: MICHAEL BRAGG, Editor-in-Chief and JORDAN DAVIS, Sports Reporter

 

 

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