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From Concord Police Department

A former NFL quarterback is recovering at Carolinas Healthcare Main after being shot during an altercation Monday, July 1, in Concord.

Concord Police issued a press release stating that officers were called the area of 1212 Middlecrest Dr. NW, where gunshots were reported. Officers found Anthony Wright with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital and rushed into emergency surgery.

Wright was listed in stable condition, CPD said. The call came in at 12:49 p.m. Monday.

After speaking with witness’s on the scene it was determined that Mr. Wright got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, police said. This altercation began when the “Ex” showed up to drop off his daughter. An argument ensued and shots were fired.

Wright, who played at West Craven High School and at South Carolina, spent eight years in the NFL with five teams. He started with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and had turns with the Cowboys, Ravens, Bengals, and Giants.

According to Pro Football Talk, he started 19 games in his NFL career (seven each for the Ravens in 2003 and 2005), and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants during his final healthy season in the league.

The Concord Police Department has issued a warrant on William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr. for assault with a deadly weapon Inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Police said Hooker is 5'11" and approximately 200 pounds and was last seen operating a 2015 Honda Accord 4-door with NC Tag #EMD-2568. At the time of the incident Hooker was in possession of a handgun.

Shooting vacinity

Concord officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area around 1212 Middlecrest Drive NW off Poplar Tent Road in the western part of the city. From Google Maps

Anyone with additional information on the whereabouts of William Moses Hooker Jr. please contact the Concord Police Department at 704-920-5000 or contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at www.cabarruscrimestoppers.com or by phone at 704-93CRIME.

William Hooker Jr.

Photo from Concord Police Department

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