Denver Nuggets rookie guard Julius Hodge was shot early Saturday on Interstate-76 and was taken to a hospital with a bullet wound, officials say.
He was struck several times in his lower body and taken to an area hospital. Hodge was in fair condition Saturday at Swedish Medical Center, Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandeweghe said.
At about 2:15 a.m. Hodge was driving east on I-76 as the highway passed over Interstate-25 when someone pulled up beside his car and starting shooting, said Sgt. Louis A. Dixon, spokesman for the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.
Hodge’s car was hit with several bullets from an unknown type of weapon.
A passerby stopped in the middle of the highway, picked up the wounded 22-year-old basketball player and drove him to a hospital, Dixon said.
It is unclear what motivated the shooting, he said. The suspects in the shooting have not been captured.