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Former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles in stable condition after being shot

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Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles is in stable condition after being shot during a robbery attempt in Irmo, S.C., on Monday afternoon.

The injuries were at first thought to be life threatening, but Miles has apparently come through okay after medical treatment.

Deputies say a little after 1 p.m., a suspect shot Miles in the upper body at the Dutch Fork Business Park in the 100 block of Centrum Drive, which is just off Highway 176.

According to Deputy Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect confronted Miles at that location, and the two argued. Wilson said the suspect may have been trying to take money and a USC championship ring from Miles.

Wilson says Miles’s injuries are no longer deemed life-threatening, adding that the former player is in stable condition.

Miles rushed for 1,341 yards and four touchdowns during his career at South Carolina. He led the Gamecocks as a true freshman in 2009 with 626 yards before backing up Marcus Lattimore the rest of his career.



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9 Responses to “Former South Carolina RB Kenny Miles in stable condition after being shot”
  1. raysfan1 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:27 PM

    According to the article in Columbia’s “The State,” he was shot in the forearm and the assailant fled after failing in the robbery attempt. Good to hear Miles should be fine. He may be back at USC next fall as a grad assistant.

  2. classyjacklambert says: Nov 5, 2013 7:07 AM

    I’m glad to hear this didn’t turn out worse. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

  3. thegamecocker says: Nov 5, 2013 8:10 AM

    Kenny Miles is a strong young man and thank God he will be fine. I hope he is awarded that Grad Ass’t job with the Fighting Gamecocks that he covets. According to HBC, he was a fine student.

  4. dmcgrann says: Nov 5, 2013 1:00 PM

    “The State” is now reporting that the Richland County Sheriff says it was NOT a robbery attempt.

    He said, “”I will tell you this I am not real happy with the resources and time that we spent on this case chasing false leads,” he said. “It wasted a lot of manpower. .. We’re going to find out what happened.”

  5. jonkybon says: Nov 5, 2013 3:03 PM

    Get well soon. You were a worthy opponant during your playing days.

  6. scyankee64 says: Nov 5, 2013 3:31 PM

    I bet he was up to no good.

  7. mogogo1 says: Nov 5, 2013 3:47 PM

    I hope I’m wrong, but this story is starting to look bad for Miles. According to the sheriff’s statement, the entire story about it being a robbery was a fabrication. Unless you’re up to no good, there shouldn’t be any time when you get shot that you need to lie about why it happened.

  8. timmons94 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:37 PM

    I used to live in Irmo. Wow. Crazy. Nice area. Could go for some Carolina wings off St. Andrews

  9. spacemaker101 says: Nov 6, 2013 4:52 PM

    Mogogo1- there could be plenty of reasons he didn’t tell the true story… You just think he was up to no good.

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