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Ole Miss WR Drew Burnett recovering from gunshot wound

Ole Miss wide receiver Drew Burnett is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained after celebrating the school’s win in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

HottyToddy.com, a student-run site at Ole Miss, reported Burnett was shot in the leg. Omaha police said they responded to 12th and Cass streets in the city at 1:14 a.m. Monday and found Burnett, 19, with the bullet wound.

A news release said witnesses reported the shot came from a dark-colored, extended-cab pickup truck.

Cassidy Burnett, the player’s sister-in-law, told the publication that Drew was walking back to his hotel when he was shot in what she said apparently was a “random drive-by shooting.”

“He’s doing well,” Cassidy Burnett said. “He’s in high spirits and is expected to make a full recovery.”

Burnett was treated and released at Nebraska Medical Center and has returned home to Memphis. His brother, James Burnett, said Drew should be able to play for the Rebels by “mid-fall,” per HottyToddy.com.

Drew Burnett is a walk-on freshman.

The police department is asking anyone with information to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers. A tipster with information that leads to an arrest is eligible for a $10,000 reward.

Ole Miss defeated Oklahoma on Sunday to win its first College World Series.

–Field Level Media

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