Arkansas State's Louis injured after being struck in left leg

Updated: February 23, 2008, 5:44 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com

Arkansas State football player Alfred Louis suffered minor injuries after a shooting early Saturday near a residence hall on the school's Jonesboro, Ark., campus.

Louis, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was struck in the left leg by a bullet fragment or a piece of gravel while fleeing the scene. He was treated at St. Bernards Medical Center and released later in the day.

The shooting took place just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the NorthPark Quads residence hall.

Arkansas State's athletic department reviewed the incident and determined Louis had no direct involvement in the shooting. A statement released by the school's department of communications said, "Police do not believe Louis was the intended target."

Adam Rittenberg covers college football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at espnritt@gmail.com.