Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph (97) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings DT Linval Joseph Was Shot Last Night In Minneapolis

The Minnesota Vikings say that defensive tackle Linval Joseph will be fine after being hit in the leg during a random shooting at a Minneapolis club Friday night after the Vikings’ game with the Oakland Raiders.

The shooting happened at a club on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North around 1 AM, reports the Star Tribune. Police say multiple people were treated for gunshot wounds at Hennepin County Medical Center but only two people suffered serious injuries and none of the injuries were believed to be life threatening.

The Vikings commented on the matter in a statement:

Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He is expected to return to his coaches and teammates this week.

The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting. The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.

More as the story unfolds. For now, we’re just glad Linval Joseph got out of that situation relatively unscathed. He probably thought he left that kind of crap behind when he came to Minnesota from New York, but I guess not.

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