Former South Carolina running back Kenny Miles was shot early Monday afternoon after being the victim of a reported robbery attempt, according to the Richland County Sheriff's department.
According to The Associated Press, Miles was shot in the arm and was then taken to Palmetto Health Richmond Hospital. He is currently in stable condition, WISTV reported.
Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said that he heard Miles “should be OK,” according to The State, which also reported Miles as having been shot in the forearm.
“Just after 1 o'clock there was a robbery that took place,” Sheriff department spokesman Curtis Wilson said. “We understand that the individual then shot Kenny in the upper body."
Wilson said that the suspect was trying to steal a team ring during the encounter.
Miles was reportedly able to describe the incident to authorities on the way to the hospital, and police are still searching for the suspect.
“We are piecing this together to try to determine exactly who is responsible," Wilson said.
Miles, who graduated in May, had 104 attempts for 359 yards and two touchdowns last season. He rushed for 1,341 yards throughout his career at South Carolina.