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Tennessee football player Brandon Davis suffers gunshot wound

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football player Brandon Davis suffered a gunshot wound in his leg in an incident under investigation by Knoxville police.

He was transported to UT Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“We are thankful that Brandon’s injuries were minor, and he is expected to make a full recovery,” Tennessee athletics said in a statement. “We are gathering information as it becomes available.”

A Knoxville police officer was flagged down at 12:32 a.m. Saturday outside a Knoxville bar about an individual suffering from a gunshot wound. The officer wrote in an incident report obtained by the Knoxville News-Sentinel that Davis appeared to have a small-caliber gunshot wound in his upper left leg and was being assisted by several individuals.

Davis, a sophomore defensive back, said he was inside the bar when he heard a gunshot and felt pain in his leg and that he “had no idea who shot him or why.” Davis’ teammate, sophomore defensive back Trevon Flowers, told the officer he was inside the bar with Davis when the shooting occurred but that he also didn’t know who shot Davis.

Tennessee defensive back Brandon Davis (29) during Tennessee's afternoon football practice on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

Officers searched the bar and did not find any shell casings or blood, and were unable to locate anyone inside the bar that heard any gunshots or who saw Davis and Flowers in the bar before the shooting. An officer overheard several people say that Davis shot himself in the leg, according to the incident report.

Davis, in a series of tweets Monday, said he didn’t shoot himself and added that he’s “never touched a gun in my life.”



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