Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy Injured in Shooting

Former NBA all-star, Brandon Roy, was injured in a shooting over the weekend in Southern California.

According to multiple reports, the ex-Portland Trailblazer was shot in the leg while shielding children from gunfire outside his grandmother’s house in Compton.

Lt. Joseph Williams said Wednesday that Roy was one of four people shot. The four victims were innocent bystanders attending a party when someone opened fire randomly.

None of the four victims suffered life-threatening injuries and investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting.

The Portland Trailblazers issued a statement on Tuesday night:

Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California. According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.

The 32 year-old played five seasons with the Trailblazers and made three all-star appearances. The former NBA guard had a promising career, but was consistently sidelined with ongoing knee issues. Roy retired in 2011 due to the trouble with his knees. In 2012, he made a brief return to the Minnesota Timberwolves where he played five games before undergoing another knee surgery. He was released in 2013.

 

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