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Former Brookwood, South Carolina football standout Kenny Miles shot

Kenny Miles played for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Brookwood High School.

Kenny Miles played for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Brookwood High School.

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Kenny Miles played for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and Brookwood High School.

Former Brookwood and South Carolina running back Kenny Miles is in stable condition after he was shot during a robbery in South Carolina on Monday afternoon.

A Brookwood coach confirmed Miles was shot in the upper arm. His brother, a sophomore, plays for the Broncos.

Deputies told USA Today that Miles was shot just after 1 p.m. in Irmo, S.C.

According to Deputy Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department, the suspect confronted Miles at a business park, and the two argued. Wilson said the suspect may have been trying to take money and a USC championship ring from Miles, the newspaper reported.

Deputies have not yet identified a possible suspect, but said they were able to speak to Miles as he was being transported to the hospital.

The University of South Carolina issued a statement on Monday night:

"Former University of South Carolina running back Kenny Miles is in stable condition tonight at a local hospital, according to Gamecock team physician Dr. Jeffrey Guy."

"On Monday afternoon, Miles sustained a soft tissue injury from a gunshot wound in his forearm, according to Guy. There were no additional injuries and is not considered life threatening. He will be kept in the hospital overnight for observation and is expected to be released on Tuesday," the statement said.

Miles graduated from Brookwood in 2008 and rushed for more than 2,400 yards during his senior season. He was named the Daily Posts' offensive player of the year in 2007. He played for the Gamecocks from 2008 to 2012.