The father of former NBA star Richard Jefferson has reportedly been killed in a drive-by shooting in California.
In keeping with studies, Richard Jefferson Sr, 65, was standing exterior a liquor retailer in Compton when he was gunned down on Wednesday night.
TMZ reported that a car drove as much as the shop round 6.52pm and somebody inside opened hearth. Richard’s father was shot a number of instances in the torso and died a quick time later after being rushed to a native hospital.
Officers from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Division stated it is nonetheless unclear if Jefferson Sr was the goal as a result of he was with two different males on the time.
An investigation into the homicide is ongoing.
Jefferson who was born in South Central is a 17-year veteran in the NBA. His longest stint was along with his first crew, the New Jersey Nets (now often called the Brooklyn Nets), from 2001-2008.
He later spent three years with the San Antonio Spurs earlier than ultimately transferring on to play for the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks.
Jefferson joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 and earned his first championship ring in 2016 alongside basketball star LeBron James.