UCF football player shot outside bar, Orange County deputies say

UCF DB Chris Williams shot outside King Tut's Lounge

Chris Williams.
Chris Williams.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A University of Central Florida football player was taken to a hospital after being shot outside a bar, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.

Chris Williams, 20, who is also known as Warnel Williams, is a defensive back at UCF.

Orange County deputies said Williams was one of the dozens of people at King Tut's Lounge, where he was shot around 12:55 a.m. Saturday.

"Of the numerous witnesses we spoke to, nobody knows where the gunshots came from. So we cannot say he was specifically targeted," said public information officer Paul Hopkins.

Deputies said they arrived at the lounge after calls of a fight breaking out and gunshots being fired.

Moments after they arrived, deputies received a call about a gunshot victim at Florida Hospital East. Deputies said Williams was taken to the hospital by his friend.

"A mixture of alcohol and guns is not a good one," Hopkins said. "As we saw last night, somebody got hurt. We are lucky nobody got killed."

Williams was listed in stable condition at the hospital. Deputies said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be OK.

The shooter is still being sought. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff's Office or Crimeline.