Washington State WR Brandon Gray in Serious But Stable Condition After Being Shot

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 26, 2021

PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Washington State Cougars wide receiver Brandon Gray (83) looks on before the Cheez-It Bowl college football game between the Air Force Falcons and the Washington State Cougars on December 27, 2019 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Washington State wide receiver Brandon Gray is in serious but stable condition after being shot Saturday morning.

"We are aware of an incident involving WSU football student-athlete Brandon Gray that occurred last night in Pullman," WSU athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement. "Brandon was transported to a Spokane hospital where he is in serious but stable condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family and friends. As this remains an open police investigation, we are not able to comment further at this time."

The shooting took place at an off-campus house party early Saturday morning. One man, Liban Barre, died in the shooting.

George Melvin Harris III was arrested and charged with second-degree assault. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

Gray is a redshirt junior who has compiled two receptions for 13 yards in his career at Washington State. He has not played in the 2021 season and was not with the team for Saturday's loss to Utah.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with [Gray]," Washington State coach Nick Rolovich said after the game. "I have so much respect for this team for how they played—I know we didn't win; I know we weren't great—but for them to go out and play as hard as they did after getting the news about their teammate is a tribute to their character."

Gray remains hospitalized in Spokane.