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Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles shot, according to reports

The former South Carolina running back suffered a gunshot wound near Broad River Road in Irmo, SC. Reports on the severity of his injury are conflicting.


Update: Kenny Miles has been upgraded to stable condition.

SportsTalk was the first to report that former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was shot in the arm near Broad River Road. Subsequent reports by a variety of outlets have clarified as much as they have confused, but all seem to be in agreement that Miles suffered the injury while he was being robbed.

The shooting took place on or near Broad River Road. Miles was shot in the forearm. After he was shot, Miles entered a business and the people working there attempted to help to stop the bleeding. Miles initially asked that no one call the police, but the person or persons helping him insisted they call 9-11 because of the gunshot. Police arrived at the scene and collected evidence from Miles' car.

A report from WIS fills in a few of the missing details but differs from SportsTalk's report as it relates to the severity of Kenny's injury.

Investigators say Miles was taken by EMS to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body. His injuries are considered to be life-threatening, according to the sheriff's department.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. in a business park near the intersection of Kinley Road and Centrum Drive, deputies said. A maroon Ford Taurus is taped off with crime scene tape at 121 Centrum Drive.

The State newspaper issued a similar report but described Miles' injuries as non-life-threatening.

Kenny Miles' affable demeanor and willingness to stick with the team -- even after he got buried on the depth chart by Marcus Lattimore following his freshman season -- made him a fan favorite in Columbia. Several fans, former teammates, and journalists who covered Kenny took to Twitter to wish him well.

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