Former Trailblazer Brandon Roy Shot
Former Portland Trailblazers great, Brandon Roy, was shot over the weekend in California, according to NBC King 5 in Seattle.
The report notes that Roy was attending an “outdoor gathering” when he was shot. Roy was reportedly an “innocent bystander in what may be a gang related shooting.”
After the shooting, he did end up going to a hospital in California to be treated and has gone back home to Washington. He is currently recovering.
As fan of Roy know, he had entered the NBA after a decorated career at the University of Washington. He was the Rookie of the Year in 2006, and made three All-Star teams. It appeared the kid was headed for greatness, but a degenerative knee condition forced him to retire early in 2011 at the age of 26. Roy briefly attempted a comeback in 2013, but only lasted five games in Minnesota.
Since the shooting, the Trail Blazers have releasedI the following statement:
“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.”
We continue to wish Roy well in his recovery.
UPDATE: Roy was reportedly outside his grandmother’s home when someone began shooting. Roy was shot in the leg while shielding children that were near him.
Former NBA All-Star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg outside his grandmother’s house near Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick.
Someone opened fire randomly outside his grandmother’s house, and he was shielding some of the kids who were there, the person said.
Roy was treated in Southern California, but has already returned to Washington state while he recovers, according to King5 TV in Seattle. The incident happened over the weekend according to the outlet.