Central Michigan quarterback John Keller hospitalized after shooting; condition improving

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
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Quarterback John Keller and another Central Michigan University student were hospitalized after a shooting at an apartment complex a few miles from the campus early Saturday morning.

Central Michigan president Bob Davies said the pair were Keller, 20, and senior Tyler Bunting, 23. Bunting was initially listed in stable condition and Keller in serious condition by the Isabella County Sheriff's Office, but that was updated Sunday afternoon.

"The two men that were injured in the shooting off campus yesterday are recovering," the sheriff's office said in a release.

Keller didn't play in a game as a freshman for the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2018 as a walk-on from North Canton Hoover High. After Cincinnati, he attended Pearl River Community College before committing to Central Michigan in 2020. He sat out last season.

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An investigation determined several subjects arrived at a party, and shortly after, a fight broke out, the student newspaper CM Life reported.

According to the sheriff's press release, someone went to a vehicle during the fight, retrieved a weapon and then started firing at the party.

"I and many other CMU staff have personally reached out to each of the students and their families to offer support," Davies said in a statement. "We are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers. Please join me in hoping for a speedy recovery for both individuals.

"Local law enforcement, led by the Isabella County Sherriff, continues to investigate the incident and is searching for the suspect or suspects involved."

Contributing: Dave Clark, Cincinnati Enquirer

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: John Keller, Central Michigan quarterback, shot off campus