Former GVSU football star in critical condition after shooting

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EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — A former star football player at Grand Valley State University is in critical condition after a shooting over the weekend.

Martayveus “Marty” Carter was one of two people shot Saturday night at a gas station in East Chicago, Indiana, according to the Northwest Indiana Times. 

The shooting left Carter in critical condition and claimed the life of Brian Thomas, a 30-year-old from Hammond, Ind.

Carter is an Indiana native who came to Grand Valley after playing on the East Chicago Central High School football team.

During his time playing on the football team at Grand Valley, Carter broke the school record for rushing yards and led all of Division II with 1,908 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns in 2016, according to the newspaper.

The team’s head coach Matt Mitchell said all 32 NFL teams had called him about Carter, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

Carter is the father of two children.

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