Darren McFadden’s relatives injured in Little Rock nightclub shooting

Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden (20) runs during an NFL game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, January 3, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys, 34-23. (James D. Smith via AP)

LITTLE ROCK — Relatives of Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden were among the 28 injured in a a shooting at Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday morning.

According to police via the Associated Press, there were no fatalities in the shooting, in which at least 24 shots were fired in a little over 10 seconds. Authorities have yet to make an arrest in the shooting, but stated it could have been gang related.

Video footage of the Cowboys running back surfaced on Monday:

The former first round pick for the Oakland Raiders in 2008 claimed in a statement on Twitter he was at the nightclub checking on his injured family members:
Reads McFadden’s statement: “The other night, while at home, I received a call from my nephew that there was a shooting at the club where he and some of my relatives were. He told me that he got shot, many other people were shot, and that some of my relatives were among those shot. Out of concern for all the people affected by this horrible tragedy, I went down to the scene to check on my relatives and to offer any help I could.
I appreciate all of the people who have reached out to check in on my family. We all appreciate your kind words and prayers. At this time, I am asking people to respect the privacy of family and their medical status.

Finally, I want to again send my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the shooting.”

The former Arkansas Razorbacks running back, who was a Heisman finalist from 2006-07 with the Hogs, is entering his third season with the Cowboys. In 2015, McFadden rushed for 1,089 yards and averaged 4.6 yards per carry despite starting in 10 games of the club’s 16 en route to a 4-12 finish. The Little Rock native has taken more of a backup and mentor role with 2016 first round pick Ezekiel Elliott the feature back in the Cowboys offense.

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