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Vikings DT Linval Joseph Shot at Nightclub

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Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was the victim of a stray bullet at a nightclub on early Saturday morning. According to the Star Tribune, Joseph was one of multiple people shot when a gunman opened fire. 

An innocent bystander, Joseph suffered a minor injury after being hit in the calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital and released a short time later. Joseph is expected to return to the Vikings training camp this week, which is an indication that he’s okay.

Vikings officials released a statement on the situation.

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 said in a statement. “The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.

According to the Star Tribune, the shooting took place at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday morning and two people were seriously wounded.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

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