UPDATE: Woman assaulted; WKU football player shot near local nightclub

Published: Sep. 2, 2016 at 3:37 AM CDT
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An after party designed to celebrate a football victory, ended with one player in the emergency room.

"Now people are going to associate Chocolate City with shooting and that's just not true," said Tammy Wells.

Wells and Leslie McDonald said the Chocolate City night club was closed before they stepped on their back porch and heard a shot had been fired down the street around 2:15 PM.

"I asked why are these people out here. They said there was a shooting outside," said McDonald.

The owners of Chocolate City said every person that entered their bar Thursday night was wanded with a metal detector. They didn't hear about any shooting until they were cleaning up. When they stepped outside they saw a group of people down the street off their property.

"What happens once they get to their cars and off my property, it's beyond me," added McDonald.

WKU Junior Defensive Lineman Trae Jones of Georgia was hit once in the shoulder according to a statement released by WKU this afternoon. He was released from the hospital this morning with a minor injury.

You can read the school's full statement below.

“Junior defensive lineman Trae Jones was wounded in his left shoulder by a stray bullet earlier this morning at an off-campus location. The injury is non-life threatening, he received no large structural damage, and is under physician care. Bowling Green Police have not levied any charges against Jones. All other police matters should be directed to the Bowling Green Police Department.”

Friday morning's incident has Wells and McDonald worried about the reputation of their business and the safety of everyone in the area.

"If they come outside a thousand times we check them when they come back in because I try to make sure that all of the customers are safe."

Meanwhile, police are interviewing witnesses not only to a shooting but also an assault after the bar closed.

"We're trying to find out the most we can about the incident and then develop a suspect," said Bowling Green Police Public Information Officer Ronnie Ward.

No arrests have been made at this point.

Trae Brown did not play in Thursday night's 46-14 victory over Rice. He didn't see any action on the field at all during the 2015 season.

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