Brandon Roy Injured in Shooting at Outdoor Gathering

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2017

Nathan Hale's head coach Brandon Roy is seen on the sidelines against Oak Hill Academy during a high school basketball game at the 2017 Hoophall Classic on Monday, January 16, 2017, in Springfield, MA. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Former Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend.

Los Angeles sheriffs confirmed Roy was one of four people shot Saturday, per James Queally of the Los Angeles Times reported. The sheriffs added all the victims are expected to survive, and there is no known motive. 

Steve Bunin of King 5 in Seattle first reported Tuesday that Roy was shot in the Los Angeles area as an "innocent bystander in what may be a gang-related shooting" at an outdoor gathering. Bunin noted Roy was treated in California but has returned to Washington to recover.

Sam Amick of USA Today later reported Roy was at his grandmother's house and was injured while shielding children who were there at the time.

TMZ Sports also reported a "group of men" approached Roy's location, with one man opening fire. TMZ's report stated witnesses told authorities no words were said and it's "unclear" why shots were fired.

Roy played collegiately at the University of Washington before lacing it up with Portland for five seasons. He played for the Timberwolves in 2012-13 and finished his career as a three-time All-Star and the 2006-07 Rookie of the Year.

While he averaged 18.8 points per game, injuries sapped him of much of his prime.

Roy currently coaches basketball at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle and led the team to an undefeated season last year.       

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