Former Louisville point guard Chris Jones was shot while playing basketball in his native Memphis on Tuesday night.
According to a report from FOX 13 in Memphis, shortly after 11 p.m. shots rang out on in Halle Park after an altercation on the court. Two people were taken to the hospital, one with a head injury stemming from a fight. The other was Jones, who was shot in the leg twice, according to the Courier-Journal. His injuries are not life-threatening and he has already been released from the hospital, according to Steve Forbes, his former Junior College coach.
Jones played at Melrose High in Memphis before spending two years at Northwest Florida Junior College and two more seasons at Louisville.
This past year, he spent time playing professionally in Greece and in France, although he played just a grand total of three games in the two leagues.
Perhaps the craziest part about this story is that Jones was shot on a court that is next to a police station. This is a screengrab from FOX 13’s live shot from the basketball courts, and you can see the police cars in the station’s parking lot in the back ground: