Houston Texans WR Tank Dell Shot, Injured at Florida Nightclub

Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Tank Dell has made headlines during the off-season, but not for any good reason. The Associated Press reported that Tank Dell was shot inside a Florida nightclub this past Saturday. The AP also reported Dell only sustained a minor injury and was released from the hospital not long after the shooting.

Following the AP’s report, The Houston Texan’s official social media pages confirmed that the player was a shooting victim over the weekend, reporting that Dell is home and in “good spirits”. The Texans also made it aware to viewers that they are in contact with Dell and his family, and will continue providing updates when appropriate. The NFL player is expected to make a full recovery.

The shooting occurred at the Cabana Live nightclub in Sanford, Florida, just northeast of Orlando. Local police stated to FOX35 that a verbal altercation in the club quickly escalated into gunfire, with a 16-year-old suspect firing at the crowd in attendance. Police also stated that Dell was not the direct target of the shooter, but happened to be caught in the crossfire.

Authorities responded to the shooting quickly when the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was on a patrol route near the club due to its enormous crowd, and had heard gunshots close by. Authorities stated that the juvenile suspect was apprehended by a security officer working at the club, where he was then taken into custody at a local juvenile detention center by police. Currently, the suspect is facing four counts which include attempted homicide and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

Wider receiver Tank Dell is a rookie for the Houston Texans, where he made headlines last season for an amazing first season. Dell became a standout player to fans after he totaled up 47 interceptions for 709 yards, as well as scoring seven touchdowns before a leg injury in the 13th week of the season.