Vikings DT Linval Joseph shot at nightclub after preseason game

BY foxsports • August 9, 2014

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg at a nightclub following Minnesota's preseason game against the Raiders on Friday night. 

According to a Vikings statement, the 25-year-old Joseph was "an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis" and "suffered 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." 

Minneapolis police are still on the hunt for the gunman, who opened fire at the Warehouse District club at around 1:50 a.m., the Star Tribune reports. Two of the more seriously injured were reported to be in stable condition and expected to survive. 

"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 NFL team's statement continued. "The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation."

H/t ProFootballTalk

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