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Redskins’ safety Sean Taylor in critical condition after shooting

Washington Redskins’ safety Sean Taylor is in critical condition after being shot in his Florida home early Monday morning.

According to the police reports, police received a call from Taylor’s girlfriend at 1:45 a.m. Monday saying that he had been shot in the leg.

Taylor’s friend and former lawyer Richard Sharpstein said Taylor “lost a significant amount of blood because the bullet damaged his femoral artery, and doctors were worried about the flow of blood to the brain,? according to the Associated Press.
According to the Washington Post, Sharpstein said Taylor was awoken during the night because he heard a noise from the lower level of the house and was shot when he went downstairs to see who was there.

Taylor was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital and underwent surgery there. Sharpstein said that Taylor was out of surgery at 3 p.m. EST Monday.

"Right now, he's clinging to life and we're all praying he makes it," Sharpstein said, according to the Washington Post.

According to the Associated Press, a man had broken into Taylor’s home eight days earlier and went through his things and left a knife on his bed.