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Auburn running back Brian Battie on ventilator after shooting

Auburn running back Brian Batty is on a ventilator after a shooting in Florida over the weekend that also killed his brother.

Coach Hugh Freeze provided an update on the health of running back Batty, who was hospitalized in critical condition.

“Auburn family. Please continue to pray for Brian Batty. There was a setback last night and he is still on a ventilator.” Freeze tweeted on Monday.Add the #AUSRONG hashtag.

Auburn Tigers running back Brian Batty #21 runs the ball from Massachusetts Minutemen linebacker Jalen Stewart #23. Getty Images

Batty’s younger brother, Tommy Batty IV, was killed in a shooting in Sarasota early Saturday morning.

Batty IV was 24 years old.

Four more victims were taken to hospitals, Sarasota officials said. told the Tampa Bay Times.

Details about the suspect or motive for the shooting have not been released.

Brian Batty played three seasons at South Florida, was named the All-American Kick Returner in 2021, rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2022, and transferred to Auburn before last season.

Brian Batty remains in critical condition after being shot Saturday morning. Getty Images

Former GoFundMe Launched to support the Batty family As of late Monday afternoon, about $64,000 of the $100,000 goal had been raised in the wake of the tragedy.

“Losing a child unexpectedly is unimaginable and will never heal. The family will never be the same without Pooh, and the people who had the pleasure of knowing him will never be the same.” Yes,” the fundraiser said.

Brian Batty #21 of the Auburn Tigers runs the ball against the Maryland Terrapins. Getty Images

“Please continue to pray for Brian to make a full recovery and be able to return home to his loved ones. The emotional pain and stress that a tragedy brings, as well as the financial burden. We would like to raise funds for the Batty family to help with expenses and medical costs.Understandably, the family is devastated by this loss and prepared for everything that is happening at this time. It hasn’t been done.”

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