​USF football player Hassan Childs injured in road rage-induced shooting

Hassan Childs, a senior safety at South Florida, was in stable condition Sunday after being injured in a shooting Saturday night.

Hassan Childs, a senior safety at South Florida, was in stable condition Sunday after being injured in a shooting Saturday night.

Road rage led to the violence, according to Tampa police (via the Tampa Bay Times).

A man later identified as Jovanni Jimenez called police at about 11:15 p.m. ET on Saturday and said a man, later identified as Childs, pointed a gun at Jimenez, his wife and child at an apartment complex in Tampa Palms. Jimenez then pulled his own gun and shot Childs three times in the upper arm and torso, the Times reports.

Jimenez, 26, claims self-defense.

"Thankfully Hassan is in stable condition and being well cared for, and no one else was injured," USF coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. "There is an ongoing investigation of the incident and we are in the process of gathering further information.”

Jimenez was charged withbut not prosecuted formisdemeanor domestic violence two years ago. He also pled no-contest after a February 2012 arrest on misdemeanor charges of opposing an officer without violence.

Childs,22, does not have a criminal record in Florida, according to the Times.

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