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New details released in shooting of USC football’s Shameik Blackshear

Shameik Blackshear played in two games last season for South Carolina.
Shameik Blackshear played in two games last season for South Carolina. dmclemore@thestate.com

Incident reports filed with the Columbia Police Department reveal new details regarding the shooting of USC football’s Shameik Blackshear Wednesday night.

Sources close to the incident confirmed Blackshear as the victim of the shooting and said he was shot in the upper and lower body outside one of the Club at Carolina Stadium apartment buildings.

One incident report that was filed said that when officers arrived at the apartment complex, located at 100 Catawba Circle and just behind the Founder’s Park baseball stadium, they were able to located a single handgun and two .40-caliber shell casings in front of one apartment building.

After speaking with witnesses in the area, two individuals told police that they heard two gunshots in rapid succession, the incident report said. They individuals said went outside of their apartment to check out what happened when they observed a male running towards a white truck.

The incident report said the truck then sped off without its lights on.

According to the Columbia police, who did not identify Blackshear by name, the victim of the shooting was in serious condition Thursday. One source told The State that Blackshear is expected to recover.

Blackshear, from Bluffton, was one of the state’s most heavily recruited players the past three seasons. He was unanimously considered a four-star prospect and had scholarship offers from Georgia, LSU and Clemson, among others.

If anyone has information regarding the shooting they are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1 (888)-CRIME-SC.

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