Wide receiver Stedman Bailey of the St. Louis Rams during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
Christian Petersen/Getty Images

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot twice in the head Tuesday night while in Florida with family, CBS reports

According to the report, Bailey; his two children, ages 5 and 10; and a cousin had gone to pick up another cousin in Miami Gardens when another vehicle pulled up and started shooting. 

Advertisement

Bailey, who went to high school in the Miami area, was shot twice in the head. The cousin who was in the car with him was shot multiple times while trying to shield the children from the bullets. The children were not harmed in the incident.

Bailey and his cousin were taken to the hospital, where both of them had surgery. Bailey is currently stable, and his cousin is also recovering.

Advertisement

The 25-year-old wide receiver was suspended for four games earlier this month for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, CBS notes. He has two more games left in his ban. 

Advertisement

"We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening," the Rams said in a statement. "We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more."

The news prompted tweets of well-wishes from fans and fellow NFL players alike.

https://twitter.com/JOEL9ONE/status/669386222599593984https://twitter.com/GRegRobinson79/status/669399044784005120

Read more at CBS News.