Western Kentucky DL hit by stray bullet in shoulder Friday morning

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Western Kentucky defensive lineman Trae Jones was not seriously injured when he was struck by a stray bullet in the left shoulder Friday morning.

According to the team, Jones is not facing any charges from Bowling Green (Kentucky) police regarding the incident.

“Junior defensive lineman Trae Jones was wounded in his left shoulder by a stray bullet earlier this morning at an off-campus location,” the statement said. “The injury is non-life threatening, he received no large structural damage, and is under physician care. Bowling Green Police have not levied any charges against Jones. All other police matters should be directed to the Bowling Green Police Department.”

Per WBKO, Jones was shot outside the Chocolate City Nightclub and treated and released from a hospital. A woman was also reportedly assaulted at the nightclub and was taken to the hospital. The incidents happened after 2 a.m.

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Western Kentucky beat Rice 46-14 Thursday night. Jones, a redshirt junior, did not record a tackle in the game. WKU won in large part thanks to transfer Mike White’s 517-yard passing performance. White sat out the 2015 season after transferring from South Florida.

Jones played in five games in 2014 and had three tackles. He redshirted in 2013 and didn’t play in 2015.

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