College football player fatally shot; teammate drafted by Giants also injured


TOPEKA, Ks. (CNN) — A college football player was fatally shot and another just drafted by the New York Giants was injured early Sunday morning in Topeka, Kansas, Washburn University said.

Affiliate WIBW reported the shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. a half-mile from campus.

Junior Dwane Simmons, 23, was killed, said Washburn President Jerry Farley.

Corey Ballentine’s injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Farley said Ballentine is expected to make a full recovery.

In a statement to CNN, the Giants said, “We are aware of the tragic situation and continue to gather information. We have spoken to Corey, and he is recovering in the hospital. Our thoughts are with Dwane Simmons’ family, friends and teammates and the rest of the Washburn community.”

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