Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph suffered a minor injury when he was struck in the calf by a stray bullet during a shooting early Saturday at a Minneapolis bar, the team said in a statement.
The shooting occurred following the Vikings' exhibition-opening 10-6 victory Friday against the Oakland Raiders at Minnesota's temporary home field, TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.
Joseph, an innocent bystander, the Vikings said, was treated at a hospital and released. He is expected to return to team activities this week, the statement said.
"The entire Vikings organization is extremely thankful that Linval was not seriously hurt, and our thoughts are with all of the victims of this shooting," the Vikings' statement said. "The team will defer any further comment to the Minneapolis Police Department during its ongoing investigation."
According to KARE-TV in Minneapolis, the incident occurred at Sound Bar on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. Multiple victims were taken to Hennepin County (Minn.) Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Two people with serious injuries were reported to be in stable condition. As many as seven might have been shot.
Investigators believe there was one shooter inside the establishment, KARE-TV reported. Police do not have a suspect in custody.