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Ex-Jets tailback Chris Johnson caught up in deadly drive-by shooting

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The NFL is to begin one of its busiest times of year this week when the free agency period begins. One star running back that is set to try his luck during this period is former Jets running back Chris Johnson, but currently, the former 2,000 yard runner has bigger issues facing him. 

In the early hours of Sunday morning, Johnson was shot in the arm after the car he was riding in was shot at in Orlando, Florida. According to reports, Johnson is going to recover from the injury, but other victims in the car with Johnson were not as lucky. 

"Deputies responded to a shooting call and arrived to find a Jeep the driver dead inside and two other men with gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. The victims said that an unknown vehicle pulled up beside them at the red light and opened fire into the Jeep, deputies said," the Orlando Sentinel reported this morning

"The deceased driver was identified as Dreekins Oriko Johnson, 28.The two living victims, Reggie Johnson and Chris Johnson, both 29, were taken to a hospital in stable condition. Reggie Johnson was shot in the shoulder, hand and leg, while Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder."

It would be easy to speculate at this point, but as yet the relationship of the victims is not known yet, with the investigation still said to be ongoing.

This is certainly not the free agency preparation Chris Johnson would have liked, and it remains to be seen whether he even goes ahead with playing next season. In the meantime, we all wish Chris Johnson and Reggie Johnson a speedy recover.

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