NFL Receiver, 10 Others Injured at Nightclub Mass Shooting

Tank Dell, a wide receiver for the Texans, was injured in a shooting incident at a Florida nightclub on Saturday night. The 24-year-old athlete was an unintended victim of a mass shooting that took place in Sanford, Florida. Dell was not involved in the dispute that escalated into the shooting.

The Texans confirmed that Dell’s injury was minor and that he had been discharged from the hospital. The team also stated that Dell is in good spirits and asked for privacy for him and his family during this time. The team expressed their thoughts and prayers for all those affected by the incident.

The alleged shooter, 16-year-old Christopher Bouie Jr., was apprehended at the scene. The teenager is facing charges of attempted homicide, discharging a firearm in a public place, using a firearm during a felony, and illegal possession of a firearm by a minor.

The incident occurred at Cabana Live, a venue that had been rented out for a private event. Ten people were injured when the young suspect reportedly opened fire after a fight. The shooting took place while two Seminole County Sheriff’s deputies were monitoring a large crowd outside the venue. The deputies, along with security guards, were able to quickly subdue the suspect.

Dell, who was in Florida visiting his mother in Daytona Beach, is a promising player for the Texans. Despite a broken fibula interrupting his rookie season, Dell managed to rack up 709 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, setting a new franchise record for touchdown receptions by a rookie.

The wide receiver has been actively participating in Houston’s offseason program and has been working closely with quarterback C.J. Stroud. Stroud recently praised Dell’s progress, noting that the game is starting to slow down for the second-year players, allowing them to focus more on their performance.

Dell was a third-round pick by the Texans in the 2023 NFL Draft from the University of Houston.