Dallas Cowboys’ Darren McFadden Says Family Members Injured In Little Rock Shooting
Darren McFadden, Little Rock native and Dallas Cowboys running back, said some of his relatives were among theat a Little Rock nightclub on Saturday (July 1).
The two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up released a statement saying that his nephew called him early on Saturday saying he’d been shot at Power Ultra Lounge. McFadden’s statement says he also had other relatives who were.
“The other night, while at home, I received a call from my nephew that there was a shooting at the club where he and some of my relatives were,” McFadden said in the statement.
McFadden’s statement was issued Monday night after a Little Rock television station shared video that appeared to show the football star outside the club following the shooting. McFadden asked for privacy in the statement, and he did not release the medical conditions or any other details about his relatives.
McFadden is starting his third season with the Cowboys after spending his first seven seasons with the Oakland Raiders. The 29-year-old was born in Little Rock and played for the University of Arkansas before heading into the NFL.
“Finally, I want to again send my thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the shooting,” McFadden said.
The rounds of gunfire during the shooting came so fast that investigators believe multiple people had to have been involved. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner credited quick work by first responders for there being no fatalities.
Many shooting victims were treated very quickly thanks to unified efforts between the Little Rock Fire Department, the Little Rock Police Department and Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services, according to CBS affiliate KTHV-TV.
Officials took part in national training, which helped to create a truly unified command, the station added. The training gave fire and police units first aid kits and medical training. The training focused on three different skill sets: tourniquets, chest seals and wound packs.
The Power Ultra Lounge shooting was the first time the new training was used on a massive scale, KTHV reports. Jeffrey Fryar with the Little Rock Fire Department said the credit all goes back to the training and learning to work together.
“We were all able to get to the patients and get them the care that they needed,” he said.