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Shooting at club after Vick's birthday celebration

Reports have surfaced today about a shooting outside a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va. where Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick was having his birthday party Thursday night.

Shooting at club after Vick's birthday celebration

A shooting occurred early Friday morning outside a nightclub where Michael Vick was having his birthday party. (Laurence Kesterson/Staff file photo)
A shooting occurred early Friday morning outside a nightclub where Michael Vick was having his birthday party. (Laurence Kesterson/Staff file photo)

Reports have surfaced today about a shooting outside a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va. where Eagles backup quarterback Michael Vick was having his birthday party Thursday night.

Reports have varying degrees of detail, but here's a roundup of what we know, and what we don't know at this point.

One of Vick's lawyers, Larry Woodward, says Vick was neither involved nor present when the shooting occurred, according to the Associated Press. A police spokesman told the AP that a man sustained non-life-threatening injuries after being shot around 2 a.m. outside the club Guadalajara.

The Daily Press, meanwhile, reports that one of Vick's co-defendants in the 2007 federal dogfighting trial, Quanis Phillips, was admitted to the Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital early this morning and was listed in good condition, but the report could not confirm that Phillips was the man who had been shot. Phillips was sentenced to 21 months after pleading guilty in the dogfighting trial.

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David Squires, who writes about urban affiars for the Daily Press, is told by sources that Phillips was at the party. Per Squires, there was a confrontation that moved outside the club, and Phillips was the man who was shot. Squires writes that it's unclear whether Vick was present at the time of the shooting, but he was not there when the police arrived.

Vick turns 30 on Saturday. Last week, a survey publised in Forbes named him the most disliked athlete in America.


Earlier today, I wrote about whether the Eagles lacked an elite player on their current roster.


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