Juanita Robinson, a former Missouri women’s basketball player, was seriously injured in a drive-by shooting on Saturday in Chicago, according to a report in the Columbia Daily Tribune. The 22-year-old was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., in critical condition.
According to the report, a female victim, Robinson, exited her car just after 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve on the city’s south side when an unknown person in a gray car fired at her. Robinson was hit in the lower body four times—once in the lower back and three times in the leg. One of the bullets reportedly hit a major artery which caused severe bleeding, according to ABC 17 News (KMIZ).
Robinson is in stable condition after surgery, according to reports.
Robinson came to Missouri by way of Johnson County Community College in Kansas. She averaged 4.5 points for the Tigers in the 2014-2015 season, adding 13 starts to her résumé. The next season, Robinson averaged 3.5 points off the bench in each of the team’s 32 games.
Robinson was a NJCAA first-team All-American and first-team All-Jayhawk Conference Division II selection for the Johnson County Cavaliers. She led the team to a 30-2 record and a conference title in the 2013-2014 season, reaching double figures in scoring 19 times for the team.
Robinson returned to her hometown of Chicago following her career at Missouri.
Former teammate Sophie Cunningham tweeted out to Mizzou Nation for prayers and support for Robinson.
Mizzou nation plz keep @JuaJua23 in your prayers very much needed right now!!!— Sophie Cunningham (@sophaller) December 25, 2016