The 32-year-old former Portland Trailblazers player was hanging out at an outdoor event, according to KING-TV... when gunshots rang out and Roy was struck. Reports say he was an innocent bystander.
The Trail Blazers released the following statement Tuesday:
“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.”
Roy wasn't the only person struck by gunfire during the shooting in L.A. over the weekend, two other people were hit and cops are currently on the hunt for the gunman, TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources confirm... the ex-NBA player and 2 other people were injured during a shooting in Compton, CA on Saturday night around 9 PM.
All 3 victims are alive though the severity of their injuries is unknown at this point. Sources say Roy was NOT the intended target -- though it's unclear who was.
Law enforcement sources say a group of men approached the place where Roy was hanging out and one man pulled a gun and opened fire. Witnesses say no words were exchanged and it's unclear why the shooting took place.
Cops are looking for all of the men involved.
As for reports the shooting was gang-related, we're told cops are investigating that. The neighborhood where the shooting took place has a heavy gang presence.
Roy is reportedly back in Washington recovering from his injuries.
TMZ Sports spoke with a witness who says the victims were shot in the knee, butt and arm. Another witness says Roy was the person who was shot in the leg.
The suspects ran to a getaway car following the shooting and drove off. The witness does not remember what kind of car it was.
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