MMA Fighter Lavar Johnson Shot Twice, Stable Condition

July 6, 2009 10:47:49 PM PDT
A local mixed-martial arts fighter was critically injured after he was shot at a family reunion this weekend.Lavar Johnson is a Strikeforce Heavyweight Fighter from Madera.

Police say Johnson was among four people shot early Sunday morning during a party in Bakersfield. Johnson was hit twice in the stomach. One person was killed.

Police have not identified the gunman or given any clues as to what the motive may have been.

A publicist for Johnson says he underwent successful surgery Monday morning and is now in stable condition.

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