Former Memphis Tigers, Grizzlies player shot

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis officials say former Grizzlies point guard Antonio Burks has been injured in a shooting and is in critical condition following surgery.

Police say the 29-year-old Burks was shot in the lower torso. Police say he underwent surgery at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis Monday evening and was returned to surgery at about 10 p.m. CDT because of internal bleeding. Memphis police told The Commercial Appeal that three men pulled up to a house where Burks and four other men were outside. Police say the three robbed the five men, then shot Burks and another man, whose injuries weren't critical. Police have made no arrests. Burks also played college ball at Memphis, leading the Tigers to the second round of the NCAA tournament as a senior in 2002-2003.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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