Texans WR Tank Dell Victim of Shooting, Sustains Minor Injury

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell was injured in a shooting outside of a Florida nightclub. Here are the latest details that have emerged.

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell was a victim of a shooting outside of a nightclub in Florida, with details of the incident emerging Sunday afternoon.

Multiple reports state that Dell was in Sanford, Fla., on Saturday night when the shooting occurred. Dell was an innocent bystander at the time of the mass shootout. He was released from the hospital with only a minor injury.

Houston Texans Release Statement on Tank Dell Shooting Incident

The Texans took to social media to announce that they’ve been in communication with Dell.

“We have been made aware that Tank Dell was a victim of a shooting in Sanford, Fla. last night,” the Texans said in a statement. “He sustained a minor wound but has been released from the hospital and he is in good spirits.

“We are in contact with him and his family and will provide more updates when appropriate but we ask that you please respect his privacy at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in the incident.”

Reason for Dell’s Florida Visit Revealed

According to KPRC 2 Houston, Dell was in Florida to visit his mother.

The 2023 rookie is a native of Daytona Beach, Fla. He attended Mainland High School in the city and emerged as a Florida International University commit for football. He ultimately flipped from FIU to Alabama A&M, transferring to Independence Community College in Kansas.

Dell went on to transfer to Houston in 2020 and established himself as a back-to-back 1,000-yard wideout.

The Texans made him the 69th selection of the 2023 NFL Draft class, going in the third round. He formed a dynamic pairing with No. 2 overall pick C.J. Stroud before suffering a broken fibula that ended his 2023 season.

Dell is part of a Texans WR room that recently added All-Pro Stefon Diggs via an April trade and features breakout performer Nico Collins.

Check back on ProFootballNetwork.com for more details on this incident as they are made available.

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