LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say former Portland Trail Blazer star Brandon Roy was shot while attending a party in Southern California over the weekend.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Joseph Williams said Wednesday that Roy was one of four people shot in Compton on Saturday.
He said Roy and the 3 other victims were attending a party when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word.
Williams said all four victims were shot in the upper body but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Roy is reportedly doing OK and is back home in Seattle.
Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting. No arrests have been made.
Roy was a shooting guard for the Portland Trail Blazers and won the NBA’s Rookie of The Year award in 2007 and was a 3-time All-Star with the team
He now coaches the men’s basketball team at a Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School
Blazers issue statement
A statement from the team was released on Tuesday night wishing Roy well. The statement referred to reports that Roy was wounded as a bystander while visiting family and is expected to recover.
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 are prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.
He retired after the 2011 season due to knee injuries and attempted a comeback in 2013 with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But after a promising training camp, Roy’s knee issues returned early in the regular season. He played just five games and was released by the team in May 2013, signalling the end of his NBA career.
KOIN 6 News contributed to this report