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CMU football player released from hospital following April shooting


After nearly a month in the hospital, Central Michigan University football player John Keller was released from the hospital Friday, his father, Ray Keller, tweeted. 


Keller, a quarterback for the Chippewas, spent 27 days in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound. The incident occurred April 24 at Deerfield Village. He was one of two CMU students, along withTyler Bunting, who were wounded in the shooting. 

The Isabella County Sheriff's Department arrested Kenneth Thomas as a suspect in the shooting. Thomas was charged with 10 felonies. 

Keller was admitted to the emergency room early on April 24 and was airlifted to Hurley Medical Center in Flint. He was in critical condition and placed in the Intensive Care Unit upon entering Hurley. On Friday, he posted a tweet thanking the medical staff and Chippewa community. 


Keller is a 2018 graduate of Hoover High School in Canton, Ohio and played his first collegiate season at Cincinnati. He transferred to CMU in the spring of 2020 and did not see game action in his first season with the Chippewas. 

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