Auburn running back Brian Battie is in critical condition after a fatal shooting that took the life of his brother, Tommie Battie.

According to a report from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Saturday in the 3400 block of Sarasota, Florida's 17th Street. Sarasota County sheriff deputies responded to the scene.

Tommie Battie, 24, was pronounced dead on the scene. Brian Battie, 22, is in critical condition at a local hospital.

On Sunday afternoon, Brian Stultz reported that a source had confirmed to him that Brian Battie was still in the ICU and he was able to move his hands. However, doctors were re unable to determine how much brain functionality he would have at that time.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the Battie Family.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have to share the unexpected passing of Tommie Battie IV (Pooh)," a statement on the GoFundMe page read. "Brian Battie remains in critical condition at a local hospital. We know he will continue to fight and overcome this, just as he has overcome so many other obstacles in his life. Losing a child so unexpectedly is something unimaginable and something that will never be healed.

"It is in times of sadness and loss when people can come together to help one another make it through. Any support you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Please keep the entire Battie family in your thoughts and prayers during this time of heartbreak. Thank you in advance for your loving kindness."

The GoFundMe has so far raised over $35,000.

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