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Ravens linebacker Malik Harrison shot in Cleveland over the weekend

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Nov 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 11:09:50-04

OWINGS MILLS — Ravens inside linebacker Malik Harrison was shot over the weekend while visiting Ohio.

The incident occurred Halloween night at a gathering in Cleveland, during the Ravens bye week.

Harrison was hit by a stray bullet in the left calf. He received medical care at a local hospital and is expected to be ok.

Harrison released a statement on Twitter thanking everyone for the love and support, "I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the thoughts and prayers you have sent my way the last 24 hours. I want to thank the EMS crew and the staff at the hospital for treating me. Although today has been very overwhelming I'm excited to get back on the football field very soon, playing the game I love."

"I have not had a chance to speak with him. I don’t think it’s severe at all," said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh on Monday afternoon. "They are in the process of getting it checked out with the doctors. I haven’t heard back on that report yet. It was in the lower leg, I think. I’m optimistic that it’s going to be okay. I feel bad for the situation. [I'm] happy that he is okay, very grateful that he is okay and not hurt worse. I mean anything can happen. It’s just a tough, tough situation."

A team spokesman said Harrison will return to Baltimore Monday.

Harrison put out a statement on Twitter Monday night thanking everyone for their support.