Eisenhower coach facing more surgeries after last week’s shooting

UPDATE: Eisenhower basketball coach and athletic director Steve Johnson is likely facing more surgeries after being shot multiple times Jan. 21 at at Seccombe Park in San Bernardino. The shooting caused damage to Johnson’s stomach and intestines in addition to breaking bones in his arm, according to this report.

It was determined fairly quickly that the injuries to Johnson, 47, were not life threatening. He was in fair condition as of Jan. 23.

The two-time Daily Bulletin Coach of the Year was able to drive himself to a police station despite the gunshot wounds and was later transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment. Here is the complete story of the events that began at 8 p.m. Monday night.

The Eisenhower boys basketball team, whom Johnson led to the 2010 CIF state championship, played one day after their coach was shot, earning a 62-33 win over Redlands in a game attended by a horde of media. Eisenhower staff members and parents reacted to the news at the game. Assistant coach Ray Jimmerson and the Eisenhower players were not made available for comment as they were escorted to the locker room and then the bus by security following the game. Meanwhile, there was an outpouring of support as students and others reacted to the shooting on social media.

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