San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was stabbed at a house party in a rural hilly area east of San Jose, where two other people were also shot, early Saturday morning, a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman said.
Smith sustained minor injuries during the incident and he is recovering comfortably.
County emergency dispatchers received a 911 call at 2:14 a.m. from someone reporting hearing gunshots coming from a home in the 4000 block of Higuera Highland Lane where a large party, with at least 100 people in attendance, was being held, sheriff's spokesman Jose Cardoza said.
They located two gunshot victims and Smith, and took them all to area hospitals. All three victims were expected to survive, Cardoza said.
The scene was "kind of chaotic," and deputies are still working to determine what happened. No arrest have been made in the case.
Records showed that Smith was the owner of the home where the party occurred.
The 49ers confirmed Saturday that Smith was injured.
"The San Francisco 49ers are aware that Aldon Smith incurred minor injuries during an incident last night," said General Manager Trent Baalke in a statement.
"We are in contact with Aldon, and thankful that his injuries were not more serious and that he is recovering comfortably," Baalke said. "The 49ers are also in communication with local authorities as they gather information regarding the incident, and will reserve further comment at this time."
Smith, 22, made a franchise-rookie record 14 sacks for most among NFL rookies last season, to go along with two forced fumbles. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound Smith was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Missouri. Last year, he signed a four year, $14 million contract with the 49ers.
A neighbor told KTVU that this wasn't the first time the football player hosted a large party.
In January, Smith was arrested for a DUI in Miami Beach.
Anyone with information on the case was asked to call sheriff's investigators at (408) 808-4500. Those wishing to remain anonymous could call (408) 808-4431.
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