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Towson’s John Davis shot in drive-by shooting


Towson senior forward John Davis was injured in what was termed by the program as an “apparent drive-by shooting” in Philadelphia on Saturday evening.

Davis is a native of Philly and remained behind after the team’s win at Drexel to celebrate the birth of his son. He was treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital and released last night.

“John stayed back in Philadelphia Saturday night for the dedication of the birth of his son, Bryson Hunter Davis Harris,” head coach Pat Skerry said in a statement released by the university. “He was outside of his family home when a car drove by and opened fire. We are extremely thankful that John, and everybody else involved, was not seriously harmed. Our main focus is the health of John Davis.”

Davis is averaging 11.8 points and 7.6 boards in 23 minutes for the Tigers, who are 9-5 in the CAA, good for sole possession of third place. He’s the team’s third-leading scorer and leading rebounder. His status for the rest of the season is undetermined.