Jets running back Chris Johnson was shot in the shoulder in the early hours of Sunday morning in his hometown of Orlando, Fla.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that one man died and two, including Johnson, were injured in a drive-by shooting at 4:09 a.m.
A source close to Johnson said he is in the hospital and is expected to be fine. Johnson spent last season with the Jets after six with the Titans.
The Jets declined to pick up his option last month, making Johnson a free agent on Tuesday.
According to the Sheriff’s statement, deputies responded to a shooting call and found the driver of a Jeep dead inside. Johnson and another man were on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.
The victims said a vehicle pulled up beside them at a red light and opened fire on the Jeep, according to the deputies.
The deceased driver was identified as Dreekins Oriko Johnson and the other injured man is named Reggie Johnson. It is unclear if they are relatives of Chris Johnson.
No arrests have been made.
Johnson had been arrested in January on a misdemeanor gun charge after he was pulled over in Orlando and police discovered two guns in his car that were not locked up properly.