Two Iowa State athletes were shot and wounded while allegedly trying to flee after a robbery at a fast-food restaurant, police reported Friday.

Charged with first-degree robbery in the incident Thursday night were Sam Mack, 18, a sophomore forward for the basketball team, and Levin White, 21, a junior defensive back who sat out the 1988 football season after transferring from Southern California, officials said."I'm sure the county attorney's office is looking into some additional charges," Ames Police Sgt. Craig Reid said. Reid said the two men were carrying cash from the restaurant when they were shot, but would not say how much money was taken.

"Pending a legal resolution of the case, their team memberships and athletic department privileges have been suspended by the director of athletics," Iowa State President Gordon Eaton said.