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Michigan State's Jeremy Fears Jr. shot in leg in hometown

Michigan State freshman Jeremy Fears Jr. suffered non-life-threatening injuries from a gunshot wound near his hometown of Joliet, Illinois, the school announced Saturday.

Fears was shot in the leg late Friday or early Saturday. The school said he underwent surgery Saturday but did not offer any details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting.

An officer with the Joliet Police Department told ESPN that a public information officer was unavailable to discuss the shooting due to the holiday weekend.

"Jeremy underwent surgery this morning and is resting comfortably," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said in a statement.