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College football player from Gardena shot in Nev.

Brandon Wimberly, a 22-year-old college football player from Gardena, was in serious condition after being shot in a fight in Reno, Nev.

June 20, 2011 12:14:52 AM PDT
A 22-year-old college football player from Gardena is in serious condition after being shot in a fight in Reno, Nev.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Brandon Wimberly and four teammates got into a fight Saturday morning with another group of people. The second group got into a car, and when Wimberly walked up to it, someone in the car shot him.

Wimberly will be a junior in the fall at the University of Nevada-Reno. He is a wide receiver on the football team.

Officials say his injuries are not life threatening, but they are life changing, meaning he may not play football again.

Wimberly, a graduate of Gardena High School, was a two-year starter and the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver caught 94 passes for 1,215 yards and six touchdowns in the first two seasons at Reno.

While at Gardena High, Wimberly was a first-team All-Marine selection as a junior and senior.

Reno police Lt. Keith Brown said no suspects have yet been identified. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and identification of the shooter. The Reno police tip line is (775) 334-2115.

City News Service contributed to this report.