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ASU's Lewis suffers minor injuries in 'random' shooting

Arizona State running back Deantre Lewis is expected to return to school this week after being the victim of a random shooting on Saturday in his hometown of Riverside, Calif.

According a report from the Arizona Republic, Lewis was shot in his buttocks. In a followup, the Republic reported, "the bullet was removed. There's no muscle damage and Lewis likely will be released later today or Monday. He could be back at ASU later this week."

An ASU spokesman said that Lewis, who went home to celebrate the birth of his sister's baby, was sitting on the front porch of a relative's house when gunfire was exchanged nearby. Lewis was struck by a stray bullet.

It's unclear whether Lewis will be ready for spring practices, which start March 22.

Lewis and Cameron Marshall are expected to share the load at tailback for the Sun Devils this fall. As a true freshman, Lewis rushed for 539 yards and four touchdowns and caught 23 passes for 370 yards and two touchdowns.