FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (WKRN) – Tennessee Titans’ guard Sebastian Tretola was shot early Sunday morning near the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.
A family member confirmed to News 2 Tretola was shot in the ankle during an altercation around 2 a.m. on West Watson Street.
Witnesses told police Tretola and the suspect had been involved in a verbal argument before shots were fired.
He was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
A second man, 22-year-old Alejandro Soto, also suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.
The search for the gunman is ongoing. He is described as a black man around 5 feet 8 inches tall to 6 feet tall with a lean build. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 479-587-3520.
The Titans sent News 2 a statement that read, “We are aware of the reports that Sebastian received treatment for a wound when he was grazed by a bullet. He has been released from the hospital and is thankful for only a minor injury.”
Tretola was drafted by the team in 2016.
A Nashville man is suing Tretola and wide receiver Tajae Sharpe, claiming Sharpe beat him up while Tretola served as a lookout. The assault allegedly took place at the popular Nashville bar Tin Roof on April 27.
Dante Satterfield filed the lawsuit in Davidson County Circuit Court, claiming the brutal beating left him with a concussion and broken bones. He’s asking for $500,000 in damages.