FORMER Bolton Wanderers footballer Jermaine Johnson is recovering in hospital after he was involved in a shooting incident in his homeland Jamaica.

According to reports in the Jamaica Observer, Johnson, 40, was one of three people shot in the capital city Kingston yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

Johnson, who now plays for Tivoli Gardens Football Club in the local Red Stripe Premier League, Tivoli Gardens netball player Nicole Henry, and another man were rushed to hospital following the incident.

All three are said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Johnson is reported to have been hit in his abdomen.

Police investigating the shooting believe it is related to an ongoing feud in the area with witnesses saying a car was seen driving up to the group before an unidentified gunman opened fire.

Kingston-born Johnson came to England with Bolton Wanderers, making his debut during the 2001–02 season.

The winger spent that season and the 2002–03 season at the club, but started only ten games and came on as substitute in another nine but scored no goals.

After his spell at the Reebok he moved to Oldham Athletic spending the next two seasons there making 34 appearances and eight as substitute scoring ten goals.

He made his Jamaica national team debut in 2001 and was capped 73 times by the Reggae Boyz.

Johnson went on to play with Bradford City before making over 230 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday.

The Hillsborough outfit tweeted their support for their former player writing: “Following reports of an incident in Jamaica involving ex-Owl Jermaine Johnson, Sheffield Wednesday’s thoughts are with JJ and wishing our former player a speedy recovery.”

Oldham Athletic also sent a message of support to Johnson on Twitter.

They wrote: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Jermaine Johnson after seeing reports of an incident involving the ex-Latic in his home country of Jamaica. Get well soon, JJ.”

A spokesperson for Bolton Wanderers said: “The thoughts and best wishes of everybody at Bolton Wanderers Football Club are with Jermaine.”