Kentucky Player Shot at Party
Jul. 10, 1999
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Jimmy Robinson, a senior wide receiver for Kentucky, was shot twice during a party near the campus. He was hospitalized in good condition Saturday.
Robinson was shot in the upper left arm and left thumb, breaking both bones, a statement from the university said. Team physician Scott Mair said Robinson would be re-evaluated for further treatment during the weekend.
Coach Hal Mumme was out of town and could not be reached for comment, the statement said.
Lexington police said as many as 300 people attended a party at University Commons apartment complex swimming pool around midnight when a group of strangers crashed the party and fighting broke out.
Witnesses told police that people were thrown into the pool and a man pulled out a handgun. Multiple shots were fired in the parking lot area, police Lt. James Turley said.
Robinson was the only person shot. He was hospitalized at UK Hospital.
The gunman left the scene and no arrests have been made, police said.
Robinson, of Stone Mountain, Ga., played the last two seasons for Kentucky after transferring from Georgia Military College in 1997. Last season, he caught 26 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns.