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Devon Butler upgraded to serious

Updated: April 8, 2011, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Hospital officials say Northern Illinois linebacker Devon Butler's condition has been upgraded to serious.

Butler was wounded in a drive-by shooting while off campus Tuesday night. Authorities say a gunman in an SUV fired into the apartment building where Butler was visiting with friends.

Officials at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford said Butler's condition improved on Friday afternoon. He had been in critical condition since Tuesday.

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