FIU's Anthony Jones, Mershawn Miller shot in drive-by

Two FIU football players were victims of a drive-by shooting in South Florida on Thursday, according to Opa-Locka Police Chief James Dobson.

Dobson tweeted that starting running back Anthony Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller were shot in Opa-Locka while visiting friends and sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still looking for the shooter.

The Miami Herald reports that Jones was shot in the face and back and Miller was shot in the arm.

"When you hear the news that we received today your heart drops," FIU coach Butch Davis said. "We've been receiving encouraging reports on their conditions and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Anthony Jones and Mershawn Miller during this time."

FIU officials sent a letter to the university community expressing similar sentiments.

Raised with Minnesota Vikings star Dalvin Cook, Jones sat out last season with an injury. He started last week and had 88 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Indiana.

FIU plays at Old Dominion on Saturday.