Texas Tech redshirt freshman defensive lineman John Scott III is in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital after reportedly being shot at a pool in a local apartment complex on Saturday night.
“Texas Tech Athletics was made aware of an unfortunate incident this afternoon involving Red Raider redshirt freshman defensive lineman John Scott III, who remains hospitalized at University Medical Center (UMC) at this time,” a statement from the school said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”
Per NBC-affiliate KCBD 11 in Lubbock, police have already identified and are searching for a suspect in the shooting, which occurred after a fight escalated by the pool. In addition to Scott, one other person was injured but was later released after being treated at University Medical Center.
Scott was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in 2018 but redshirted last season for the Red Raiders.