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Football player in critical condition after April 24 shooting


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UPDATE:  Keller's father, Ray, said his son is in stable condition and "moving in the right direction." He is still on a ventilator, and the next step in the recovery process will be getting off of it. 

Central Michigan quarterback John Keller is in critical condition after being shot in the chest April 24 at Deerfield Village Apartments.

A GoFundMe has been organized to help his family with medical expenses. 

Mount Pleasant police were dispatched to the apartment complex after receiving word of gunshots fired at an off-campus party around 1 a.m. Saturday morning. 

An investigation determined several subjects arrived at the party, and shortly after their arrival, a fight broke out. According to a press release issued by the Isabella Sheriff's Department, someone went to a vehicle during the fight, retrieved a weapon and began firing upon returning to the party. 

According to the press release, a second CMU student, 23-year-old Tyler Bunting, was wounded in the shooting and is in stable condition. As of publishing, no suspect had been identified or apprehended.

Keller is in his second season with the Chippewa program. He did not see game action in 2020, sitting out due to NCAA transfer requirements. Keller spent his first collegiate season at Cincinnati, where he redshirted and did not see game action. 

 This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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