The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Topeka Police Department Lt. Andrew Beightel said in a news release that Ballentine, 23, was taken to an area hospital in a private vehicle. He has a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
"We are aware of the tragic situation and continue to gather information. We have spoken to Corey, and he is recovering in the hospital," the New York Giants said in a statement Sunday afternoon. "Our thoughts are with Dwane Simmons' family, friends and teammates and the rest of the Washburn community."
"Any time we lose a student it is a sad occasion, but it is particularly poignant to lose a student through such a senseless act," Washburn University President Dr. Jerry Farley said in a letter to the campus community. "Both Dwane and Corey have been great examples and representatives of the football team and of Washburn University in general.
“This was a terrible way to end a day which should have been a day of celebration and a day to look forward to Dwane’s upcoming year at Washburn and the beginning of Corey’s professional career.”