Former USC running back Miles injured in shooting

The (Columbia) StateNovember 4, 2013 

Former USC running back Kenny Miles was shot Monday afternoon at an office park, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

Lott said the shooting occurred during a robbery attempt.

Sgt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said the shooting occurred at about 1 p.m. near the intersection in the 100 block of Centrum Drive, in the parking area of an office park. Wilson said Miles was shot in the upper body.

Miles was transported by a private vehicle to Palmetto Health Richland, where he is in stable condition on Monday evening.

Wilson said the shooting took place during an attempted robbery. Miles had a championship ring, a watch and an undisclosed amount of cash. Nothing was taken, however.

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said Monday afternoon at 5 p.m. that he heard Miles "should be OK."

Team physician Dr. Jeff "Guy told (head athletic trainer) Clint Haggard that he should be OK and was shot in the forearm," Spurrier said. "(But) anytime you get shot it's pretty dang serious."

Miles had approached Spurrier last week about possibily of being an offensive graduate assistant with the team, and Spurrier said he would consider it next season.

"He has been a model student-athlete here," Spurrier said.

Miles has worked in the office of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson since August as a support clerk, according to spokesman Mark Powell. In that role, Miles works with community outreach and youth mentoring. He also interned in the office for four months in early 2012.

On the football field, Miles led the team in rushing in 2009 as a redshirt freshman with 117 carries for 626 yards. He played in all 13 games, starting seven.

He started six games as a senior in 2012 and was third on the team with 359 rushing yards. He started the final four games of last season after Marcus Lattimore's knee injury.

Miles finished his career with 1,342 yards rushing.

Video: Former Gamecock Kenny Miles wounded in robbery (2:18)


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