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2 Men Sought After Jacksonville Football Star Shot

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
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Via News4Jax
JSO is seeking these suspects in an attempted armed robbery and shooting.

A former NFL player and Notre Dame star is recovering in the hospital after he was shot at a Jacksonville gas station.

Louis Nix III, 29, was shot Tuesday evening around 9 p.m. at a Gate gas station on Airport Center Drive near Jacksonville International Airport, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office incident report.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported Jacksonville Fire and Rescue transported Nix to UF Health Hospital in serious condition. Nix posted a video on his Instagram account as he was being transported, saying he was shot and that he wanted to tell his family and friends he loved them in case he didn’t make it. In the clip, it appears he has a chest wound.

He said he was getting air in his tires in the parking lot of the gas station.

Wednesday morning, Nix told News4Jax by phone, “I’m doing well.”

Police released photos of the suspects Wednesday night. Both are believed to be between the ages of 16 and 20.

An expanded version of this story that includes more about Nix's football career and a video report is at News4Jax.com.