Running Back Chris Johnson Wounded In Drive-By Shooting


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Chris Johnson, who spent last season with the New York Jets, was injured in a drive-by shooting early this morning in Orlando.

The Orlando Sentinel has details of the shooting that left one dead.


The shooting took place at about 4:09 a.m. at the intersection of Southland Boulevard and Orange Blossom Trail, several blocks north of the Florida Mall, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Deputies responded to a shooting call and arrived to find a Jeep the driver dead inside and two other men with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk.

The victims said that an unknown vehicle pulled up beside them at the red light and opened fire into the Jeep, deputies said.

The deceased driver was identified as Dreekins Oriko Johnson, 28.

The two living victims, Reggie Johnson and Chris Johnson, both 29, were taken to a hospital in stable condition. Reggie Johnson was shot in the shoulder, hand and leg, while Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder.

Johnson was arrested in Orlando for possessing two semiautomatic handguns in his vehicle.

The former premier back is a free agent and a native of the area.

[H/T: Orlando Sentinel]