FAMU football player grazed by bullet after game

UPDATED 12:40 a.m. Shots were fired within an hour after Florida A&M’s football opener yesterday against Delaware State. According to Florida A&M University police Lt. Norman Rollins, the shooting occurred on Wahnish way and Howard Hall near Bragg Memorial Stadium. Three people were reportedly shot in front of the FAMU ROTC building and the new Multipurpose Center Teaching Gym; one with injuries to the hand and another with a shoulder graze. Rollins said the last victim’s injuries could not be confirmed. Rollins said an altercation began between two groups, one shouting from a car and another shouting while on foot. The shooter was described as a medium build black male, 5’11, with dreadlocks wearing a white shirt. The shooter and four others fled on foot and were last seen on Osceola and Broad streets, according to Rollins. FAMU police are leading the case with help from the Tallahassee Police Department. Martin Uphigh, a close friend of running back Levonte Page, confirmed that the FAMU football player was grazed in the shoulder and is currently being treated at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Suspect(s) have not been apprehended and FAMU police encourage students to stay in dorms. Check back with thefamuanonline.com for further updates on this breaking story. UPDATED 11:34 p.m. Florida A & M University football player Lonvontae Page was hit by a bullet near Bragg Stadium after Saturday night’s home football game against Delaware State, according to FAMU athletics officials. Page and two others, whose names have not been released, were shot after a man began firing randomly into a crowd of people, officials said. The university alert system sent text advising students to stay in their dorm rooms and lock their doors. Page was taken to a local hospital. Check back with thefamuanonline.com for further updates on this breaking story.