AJC reports that Georgia Football recruit EJ Lightsey was shot multiple times in his hometown on Monday, and luckily for him, he is still alive and scheduled for surgery soon.
Please be safe out here in these streets.
A linebacker who signed with the Georgia Bulldogs earlier this month has been hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
E.J. Lightsey was one of two individuals injured by gunfire in his hometown of Fitzgerald on Monday around 6:30 p.m., according to police. Lightsey was transferred by ambulance to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany with what is described as non-life-threatening injuries. The other victim’s injuries are life-threatening, police said.
“There was a shooting that took place here last night, and E.J. Lightsey was one of our victims,” said Maj. James Reynolds of the Fitzgerald Police Department. “He was shot. His injuries are critical but not life-threatening. He was transported from Dorminy (Medical Center in Fitzgerald) to Phoebe Putney (Hospital) in Albany, and that’s where he is now.”
Reynolds described the incident as “possibly a gang-related shooting.” He said indications are that “Lightsey was just an innocent bystander.”
“Wrong place, wrong time. Got caught up in the crossfire,” Reynolds said.
Police said while those were the only two victims reported as of Tuesday morning, there may be others. He said the GBI is assisting with the investigation and processing the scene. There currently are no suspects, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
You hear that saying a lot, “wrong place at the wrong time,” but one thing I need people to remember, especially young people, is please be aware if you are putting yourself in harm’s way by being in the wrong places too many times. Nothing you can do if you get shot at a local Walmart, but if there are areas you know are dangerous, try to stay clear of them, especially if you have a bright future that can change your life forever.
Thank goodness he is going to pull through.
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