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Police in Concord are investigating an altercation where a former NFL player was shot in the driveway of a home on Monday. The incident took place in the 1200 block of Middlecrest Drive Northwest, just off Poplar Tent Road.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Anthony Wright was shot after a man dropped off his child and got into an argument with Wright, who is the boyfriend of the child’s mother.

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Wright was shot in the chest and in the leg and was flown to a Charlotte hospital in critical condition. His current condition is stable according to Concord Police.

The suspect, identified as William “Willie” Hooker Jr. has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is still on the run.

Wright, who is from Vanceboro, played nearly a decade in the NFL for teams such as the Steelers, Ravens, Giants and Cowboys. He was a member of the Giants Super Bowl 42 winning team in 2007.

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A three-year starter at the University of South Carolina, Wright threw for 5,434 yards and 36 touchdowns.




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