St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey Shot Twice While Sitting in Car
Stedman Bailey, a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams, was in critical but stable condition after being shot twice in a car in Florida, according to several reports.
There were differing accounts of the 25-year-old athlete’s injuries, with some saying he was shot twice in the head and others, including a posted story by People.com that said Bailey was shot in the hip and suffered a graze wound to his head.
Bailey was sitting in a car Tuesday night in the Miami area with his cousin, Antwan Reeves, 38, and three children, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Another vehicle pulled alongside and shots rang out, police said.
Reeves was hit several times and has life-threatening injuries, the paper said. Bailey is expected to recover.
The children were not hurt, according to the newspaper.
Bailey, who is from the area, is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating NFL rules on substance abuse. The Rams issued a statement, but did not detail Bailey’s injuries.
“We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more,” the team said.
Bailey was a third-round pick from West Virginia University.
Police have not identified any suspects in the drive-by shooting, but have said they are looking for the occupants of a light-colored, four-door sedan.
Bailey and his cousin were able to drive themselves to a nearby hospital for help, authorities said.
#Rams WR Stedman Bailey is out of surgery after several hours of extensive work. He'll be in the ICU for 3-5 days and doctors are hopeful.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2015