Reports: Former South Carolina QB Anthony Wright shot multiple times
A former South Carolina QB is currently recovering in the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Monday.
Officers were called to the 1212 Middlecrest Dr. NW address in Concord, North Carolina, where Anthony Wright was found with gunshot wounds. He was rushed into emergency surgery and is listed in stable condition, per reports.
Per a report by The Independent Tribune in Concord, Wright got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. The altercation reportedly began when the ex-boyfriend was dropping off his daughter. An argument ensued and shots were fired.
The Sun Journal in New Bern, South Carolina, confirmed that Wright is the former South Carolina QB. He played for the Gamecocks from 1995-98, where he threw for over 5,600 yards and 38 TDs. He went on to play eight seasons in the NFL with multiple teams, even winning a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2008.
Police are still looking for the shooter, William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr. A warrant has been issued for Hooker Jr. for assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
Anyone with additional information on Hooker Jr.’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000.