Former Olympia High School player and New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning that left another man dead and another injured, according to reports.
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, Reggie Johnson and Chris Johnson, both 29, 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 Oricko Johnson, 28.
The two living victims 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.
The relationship of the victims was not listed.
The investigation into the case was ongoing.
ESPN reported that it was the running back Chris Johnson who was one of the men shot, though Orange County Sheriff’s Office would not confirm his occupation.