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.
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.
Press Play Below For More: