USF safety Childs injured in shooting, in stable condition

University of South Florida defensive back Hassan Childs was injured in a shooting incident Saturday night, the school announced. Jimenez then pulled his own gun and shot Childs three times in the upper arm and torso, the Times reports.

Police say they received a call about gunfire at an apartment complex in the New Tampa area around 11:15 p.m. Saturday night.

Jimenez told police it was in self-defense.

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"Right now it's up to the State Attorney's Office to find out who was the aggressor and who was the victim", Lee said.

"Thankfully Hassan is in stable condition and being well cared for, and no one else was injured", coach Charlie Strong said in a statement. "With respect for an ongoing investigation we have no further information to share at this time".

In an updated release, USF said the shooting took place off campus and no one else was injured in the shooting.

Jimenez was arrested two years ago on misdemeanor domestic violence charges but not prosecuted. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing or opposing an officer without violence in March 2012.

Childs does not have a criminal history in Florida, according to the Times. He sat out the 2015 season after injuring his knee during fall camp.

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