He was shot while at an outdoor gathering in the Los Angeles area. We were told, Roy was an innocent bystander in what may be a gang related shooting.
Roy was treated in southern California but has already returned to Washington while he recovers.
Roy, whose career was cut short by a knee injury, 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.
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.