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Giants Sixth-Round Pick Injured In Shooting

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Giants Sixth-Round Pick Injured In Shooting

Giants Sixth-Round Pick Injured In Shooting

Just hours after Corey Ballentine was drafted by the New York Giants, he was involved in a shooting and got wounded. His former teammate, Dwane Simmons was also shot but unfortunately did not make it.

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According to 13 News, the shooting happened off the Washburn University Campus with police responding to the report around 12:45 a.m. Reports indicate Simmons died in the street from a gunshot wound but no further details were shared. Simmons was just 23 years old.

The Giants said they are aware of the shooting, and Ballentine’s injuries are not life-threatening. It was also said that a school press conference scheduled for Sunday afternoon to celebrate Ballentine’s selection has been postponed.

“We are aware of the tragic situation and continue to gather information,” the team said in a statement. “We have spoken to Corey and he is recovering in the hospital.”

The school also released a statement saying,

Any time we lose a student it is a sad occasion, but it is particularly poignant to lose a student through such a senseless act. Both Dwane and Corey have been great examples and representatives of the football team and of Washburn University in general,” the school said in a statement. “This was a terrible way to end a day which should have been a day of celebration and a day to look forward to Dwane’s upcoming year at Washburn and the beginning of Corey’s professional career.”

We will continue to keep you updated when more details have been shared.

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