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Central Michigan University quarterback among two students shot off campus

Johnathan Keller was in serious condition and the other student remains stable, said the school.
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Cincinnati quarterback John Keller after the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, in Annapolis, Maryland, on Dec. 31, 2018.Scott Taetsch / USA TODAY Sports file

A quarterback who was one of the two Central Michigan University students who were shot early Saturday is in serious condition.

The shooting occurred at an off-campus apartment complex, CMU President Bob Davies said in a statement Sunday. The victims are Jonathan Keller, a junior quarterback, and Tyler Bunting, a senior.

Police were dispatched at 1 a.m. when they got a call of shots fired, the Isabella County Sheriff's Office said in a post on Facebook.

Authorities said they found the two students shot at the scene. It was not known who fired the shots and whether there may have been more the one shooter. No suspect has been identified, and the reason for the shootings remains unclear.

Police said Bunting, 23, was stable. Keller initially appeared to be in critical condition but is in serious condition, according to the university and police statements.

Keller did not play in the 2020 season, sitting out because of NCAA transfer requirements, the student newspaper, Central Michigan Life, reported. He previously attended the University of Cincinnati.