Former Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy was reportedly shot in the leg outside of his grandmother’s house near Los Angeles over the weekend, King 5 TV in Seattle reported early Wednesday morning. According to sources who spoke with King 5, Roy was a bystander during what may have been a gang-related shooting. He reportedly received treatment in California before returning to his home in Washington state where he is expected to make a full recovery.
A source who spoke with USA Today Sports revealed additional details about the shooting, which reportedly took place after someone randomly opened fire. According to that source, Roy was shot while shielding several kids from gunfire.
And TMZ Sports discovered that Roy was not the only person shot during the shooting. According to a TMZ Sports report, two other men were also shot, though neither sustained life-threatening injuries. Police are reportedly still looking for the shooter.
Roy himself is yet to confirm the shooting or speak publicly about it.
Shortly after news about the shooting broke, the Trail Blazers released a statement about the alleged incident and sent thoughts and prayers to Roy and his family:
Roy spent six seasons in the NBA, playing for the Blazers and Timberwolves, before his career was ultimately derailed by a series of knee injuries. He spoke about those injuries during an interview on J.J. Redick‘s podcast in April 2016.
Roy was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2007 and made three NBA All-Star teams. He currently serves as the head coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Washington and led the team to an undefeated season in 2017.
source: complex.com BY CHRIS YUSCAVAGE