Reynolds described the incident as “possibly a gang-related shooting.” He said indications are that “Lightsey was just an innocent bystander.”
“Wrong place, wrong time. Got caught up in the crossfire,” Reynolds said.
Police said while those were the only two victims reported as of Tuesday morning, there may be others. He said the GBI is assisting with the investigation and processing the scene. There currently are no suspects, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward.
To what extent Lightsey’s injuries will affect his football career is currently unknown. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker was a star player on Fitzgerald’s Class 2A state championship team this season. Ranked as a 3-star prospect and the No. 44 inside linebacker nationally by 247Sports.com, Lightsey signed with the Bulldogs on Feb. 4 and was expected to enroll at UGA for summer classes the first week of June.