According to a reliable source who asked not to be identified, former USC running back Kenny Miles was shot early Monday afternoon in Columbia. The source said the injury isn’t believed to be life threating.
More details from our source: 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.
Miles finished up his career at USC last season. He was a fan favorite for his role replacing Marcus Lattimore in each of his final two seasons after Lattimore went down with season ending knee injuries.
This is a developing story….we will pass along more information as we get it.
Sgt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department said the shooting occurred at about 1 p.m. near the intersection of Kinley Road and Centrum Drive. Wilson said Miles was shot in the upper body and the injuries were initially considered life-threatening.
The incident happened around 1 p.m. in a business park near the intersection of Kinley Road and Centrum Drive, deputies said.
“Just after 1 o’clock, there was a robbery that took place,” said sheriff’s department spokesperson Curtis Wilson. “We understand that the individual then shot Kenny in the upper body.”
Wilson said Miles was able to give authorities information about the incident while on the way to the hospital.
A maroon Ford Taurus is taped off with crime scene tape near 121 Centrum Drive.
Additional details about the shooting or Miles’ condition were not immediately available.
Steve Spurrier told The State newspaper Miles should be okay.
USC has issued an statement:
– Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles is in stable condition tonight at a local hospital, according to Gamecock team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy.
On Monday afternoon, Miles sustained a soft tissue injury from a gunshot wound in his forearm, according to Guy. There were no additional injuries and is not considered life threatening. He will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation and is expected to be released on Tuesday.
Miles played for the Gamecocks from 2008-2012. The Lawrenceville, Ga. product graduated from South Carolina with a degree in criminal justice.