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UGA football 3-star signee shot, now in hospital

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BEN HILL COUNTY, Ga. — University of Georgia football signee E.J. Lightsey has been hospitalized following a shooting in Fitzgerald, according to 11Alive News partners at UGAsports.com.

Lightsey suffered multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds Monday night, they said. No other information has been given at this time.

A star senior linebacker at Fitzgerald High School, Lightsey signed with the Georgia Bulldogs in early February and will join the Dawgs' class of 2022. The up-and-coming LB is a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports.

This is a developing story and 11Alive is working to learn more.

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