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Iowa State Freshman RB Sheldon Croney Accidentally Shoots Self

Sheldon Croney, an incoming freshman running back for the Iowa State Cyclones, accidentally shot himself in the hand Tuesday back in his hometown of Bakersfield, California.

According to a press release put out by Bakersfield police department, Croney was transported to a medical center to have his injury treated.

More from Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register:

The release states that officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of Cathedral Rose Drive regarding the victim of a gunshot wound. An investigation earlier in the day revealed that Croney and a juvenile friend were at another friend’s residence in the 4300 block of Rock Lake Drive when Croney and his friend found a handgun.
According to the release, the gun belonged to the other friend’s father. Croney manipulated the firearm, causing it to fire, striking him in the left hand. His friend then took Croney to the residence on Cathedral Rose Dr. where police and medical aid were dispatched.

The Bakersfield Police Department said it was an open and shut case and that no charges would be brought against Croney, although the gun was confiscated.

Croney is expected to compete for playing time next season in the Cyclones’ backfield, especially with Iowa State losing running backs Aaron Wimberly and DeVondrick Nealy. He is coming off a season where he rushed for 2,271 yards and 32 touchdowns at Ridgeview High School.

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