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Report: Ex-Georgetown star Charles Smith shot in Bowie

The NBC station in Washington, D.C., is reporting that Charles Smith, a former basketball star at Georgetown University in the late 1980s, was shot inside his Bowie home Thursday afternoon.

Smith was shot twice in the chest in the 13200 block of Lansdales Hope Way, according to the report. He was hospitalized in critical-but-stable condition and underwent surgery Thursday afternoon.

Prince George's County police are searching for a single gunman, NBC News4 reported

The Big East Player of the Year and a consensus All American in 1989, Smith played guard for Georgetown from 1985 to 1989. He averaged 18.7 points per game and led the Hoyas to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament in 1989.

Smith was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic basketball team, which won a bronze medal. He then played for the NBA's Boston Celtics as an undrafted free agent after his final year of college.

In 1992, Smith was convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students.


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