Nevada football player Brandon Wimberly shot in the abdomen

Brandon Wimberly

Brandon Wimberly

( & KRNV) Reno, Nev. –  Early Saturday morning Wolf Pack football star Brandon Wimberly was shot in downtown Reno.  Reno Police tell News 4, Wimberly suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries to his torso from a single gunshot wound.  Police have not indicated that an alleged shooter is in custody.

Renown Regional Medical Center nursing staff tells News 4 Wimberly is listed in stable condition late Saturday morning.

Police say that about 2:30 in the morning Reno Police Officers at the Freight House witnessed multiple people fighting, and then heard gunfire, in the intersection of NevInn and E. 2nd Street. 

Police initial investigation shows a group of Wolf Pack football players were involved in a fight with another group of unidentified individuals.

The unidentified group got into a silver sedan and attempted to leave the scene.  Wimberly approached the vehicle and was shot by somebody in sedan.  

The vehicle fled east on E. 2nd St.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Reno Police Department Detective Division at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.

Wimberly was named to the second team preseason All-WAC Teams by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview for 2011.  The redshirt junior had a stand-out freshman year in 2009 being named the WAC Freshman of the Year.  He started 11 games ending the regular season with a team-leading 46 catches for 653 yards and five receiving touchdowns. His personal stats were down a little in the Wolf Pack’s historic 2010 season. He played in all 14 games, managing 41 catches for 482 yards and did not score a touchdown.

Wimberly is a graduate of Gardena High School in California and was born in Inglewood, California.  He is majoring in speech communications.

News 4 is working to uncover more details and reaction to this shooting and investigation.  Check back to and watch News 4 at 5, 6 & 11 tonight.

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