Man sought for shooting fmr. USC, NFL football player multiple times in Concord, police say


William Moses Hooker, Jr.

CONCORD, NC (WSPA) – Concord Police Department officials said they are searching for a man wanted for shooting a former University of South Carolina football player multiple times during an alleged domestic incident Monday.

According to a news release from the police department, officers were call to the 1200 block of Middlecrest Drive NW just before 12:50 p.m. Monday.

When they arrived on-scene, they found Anthony Wright with several gunshot wounds to his body.

Concord Police confirmed to 7News that Wright is former University of South Carolina and NFL football player.

Police said Wright was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was rushed into emergency surgery. He is reported to be in stable condition.

According to the release, Wright got into an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, William “Willie” Moses Hooker, Jr., when Hooker showed up to drop off his daughter.

The argument continued and shots were fired.

Concord Police issued a warrant charging Hooker with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Hooker has not yet been arrested.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 704-920-5000 or contact Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at, or call 704-93CRIME (704-932-7463).

Wright also played football for Dallas, Baltimore, Cincinnati during his nine seasons in the NFL.

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