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Vikings Player Shot in Calf in Minneapolis

Updated: 08/09/2014 1:26 PM
Created: 08/09/2014 1:20 PM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured 11 people, including a Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle.

The team released a statement Saturday saying Linval Joseph was shot in the calf. He was treated for a minor injury and released. The Vikings described Joseph as an innocent bystander.

The Star Tribune reports eight of the 11 people injured during the shooting, which happened about 1:50 a.m. Saturday, were treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. Two people with serious injuries are in stable condition and expected to survive. Club owner Johann Sfaellos told the newspaper it was a typical night with patrons busy socializing and dancing, with no fights until he heard gunshots.

Police are still looking for the shooter.

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