Georgia college student-athlete shot while driving

Georgia college student-athlete shot while driving
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BALDWIN COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are investigating a shooting that injured a Georgia college athlete earlier this week.

Channel 2 Action News got an incident report from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office that detailed the moment the Georgia College student was shot while in his car.

According to the sheriff’s office, Lance Underwood was driving along Vinson Highway in Milledgeville on Tuesday when he heard a gunshot. He then realized he had been shot in the thigh, pulled into a nearby gas station and called his friend David Holland for help.

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Holland told investigators that he and Underwood, both run cross-country at Georgia College, had been running at Bartram Forest and left in different cars shortly before the shooting.

When Holland arrived at the gas station, he told investigators he took Underwood to the Navicent Baldwin Hospital emergency room.

Doctors said the bullet struck Underwood in the right inner thigh and was lodged against his femur.

Investigators canvassed the area of the shooting but could not find any bullet casings.

There are no suspects in this case and authorities are continuing to investigate.