Linval Joseph shot in leg after Vikings preseason game

Linval Joseph

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was shot in the leg at a nightclub in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning.

From the Vikings:

Following last night’s preseason game, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph was an innocent bystander to the shooting that took place at the 400 SoundBar in downtown Minneapolis. Linval suffered a minor injury during the shooting when a stray bullet struck his calf. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injury and released. He is expected to return to his coaches and teammates this week.

The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting. The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation.

According to the the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, the shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. and multiple people were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with gunshot wounds.  Two of the victims suffered serious injuries and are in stable condition.

The police are still looking for the gunman.

The Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 10-6 Friday night at home.

Joseph played the first four seasons of his career with the New York Giants. He signed a five-year, $31.5 million contract with the Vikings in March.

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