Former ECU star football player shot, injured in drive-by shooting

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Chris Johnson

ORLANDO – Former New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Orlando, according to authorities.

Johnson was hit in the shoulder and another passenger was also wounded. Both men were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. But the driver of the vehicle they were in was killed in the shooting.

Police say the victims tell them an unknown vehicle pulled up next to them at a red light and opened fire. The suspects in the shooting got away.

Johnson is expected to make a full recovery, according to multiple reports. He played football for East Carolina University.