(SL) – It was supposed to be a celebration for Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson, but what started out as innocent fun resulted in violence. Two University of Louisville linebackers were shot at the party which was held at an apartment near campus.
Junior James Hearns and sophomore Henry Famurewa were two of the three victims, but the identity of the third victim was not known. According to Louisville Courier-Journal, a man and a woman were taken to University Hospital by ambulance with gunshot wounds, and police said a third person showed up to Jewish Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported that Hearns had been shot in the elbow but that he’s okay. Hearns played in 12 games this season and led the Cardinals with eight sacks. He also was credited with five forced fumbles. Famurewa has two sacks on the year.
According to a witness who lives in the apartment complex, students were celebrating the Heisman Trophy victory of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson when the shooting occurred.