Olivet baseball player released from hospital after gun incident at Muskingum University

Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 12:20 PM EDT
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OLIVET, Mich. (WILX) - A member of the Olivet College baseball team is out of the hospital after being shot on Friday during a game in Ohio.

The Olivet College Facebook page posted that a member of the team returned to the dugout to retrieve a forgotten personal item after their game with Ohio college Muskingum University. While doing so, the college said an incident occurred involving a person with a gun. The student-athlete was injured and then taken to the hospital and later released into the care of their parents.

The assailant has been identified as 2021 Olivet College graduate Franklin Grayson who is now in custody.

According to Muskingum University, the shooting happened at 7:03 p.m. at Mose Moorehead Baseball Field. A shelter-in-place was issued until 9:15 p.m.

“The rest of the team is safe, spent the night safely at their hotel, and is now returning to Olivet,” said Olivet in a statement.

The scheduled games for Saturday and Sunday have been canceled and the college said they are talking with the student-athlete and their parents to help with support.

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