Jakeem Grant injured at Texas Tech alumni gathering - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Jakeem Grant injured at Texas Tech alumni gathering

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech Wide Receiver Jakeem Grant is recovering from minor injuries received at an off-campus Tech alumni gathering in South Lubbock County.

Grant, number 11 on the football team, was at El Fronteriso, an event center at 12403 Highway 87, when Lubbock County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Bryan Taylor said he received a laceration from what investigators believe was a knife.

Taylor said there were reports of multiple shots fired outside the center and investigators found several different bullet shell casings on the ground.

Grant and another victim were treated and released at a hospital for minor injuries. Taylor said the other victim and the suspects are still unknown at this time.

Tech Athletics spokesman Blayne Beal said the university is aware of the incident, and is waiting to gather more information from the investigation.

Robert Guajardo, owner of El Fronteriso, said he rented the center out to several Texas Tech alumni from Dallas to celebrate the Homecoming game. He was shocked at the incident and said violence rarely happens at the facility.

Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury says Grant is expected to play on Saturday.

"Yeah, he's on the team, and he's doing fine. I would expect him to play. That's not 100 percent, but it looks that way. As far as I know, he did receive stitches, and it appeared to be, from what I saw, under his chin area.

"It's an ongoing investigation. All we saw was Jakeem. We were worried about his well-being. He's okay, and that's where we're at with it.

"It's not good. It's not safe for our team. Kids are going to go out. It's part of the college life. You would hope that that wouldn't happen somewhere that your players were at obviously."

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