NFL Star Chris Johnson Shot in Fatal Drive-By and is Now Hospitalized

Earlier this morning, New York Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder during a fatal drive-by.

According to TMZ, the incident occurred around 4:09 AM, when a mysterious shooter opened fire on a jeep that Chris was in while stopped at a red light. The NFL star was shot once in the shoulder while another passenger was hit and died from his wounds. Chris was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable conditions.

Sources close to Johnson told TMZ that he was leaving a concert and was heading to a recording studio when the shooting took place. They also stated, “When the driver got shot, Chris was leaning back in his seat texting like he always does. If he wasn’t leaning back that shot would have killed him. It wasn’t his time.”

Our prayers go out to Chris, his family, and friends who were affected.

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