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Report: Brandon Roy Shot While Shielding Children, Recovering

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The former NBA All-Star was reportedly shot in Los Angeles over the weekend, while protecting children from gunfire.

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Steve Bunin of King 5 Seattle reports that former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star and current Nathan Hale high school head coach Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting in Los Angeles last weekend.

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.

Bunin’s updated report includes input from Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Joseph Williams, indicating that Roy was shot in the upper body.

He said Roy and the three other victims were attending a party when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word.

Williams said all four victims were shot in the upper body but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Sam Amick of USA Today provided additional information overnight, noting that Roy was protecting children from gunfire. His story includes the initial report that Roy was shot in the leg, but has since been updated as well to include Williams’ specification of the injury sustained.

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.

The person requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Someone opened fire randomly outside his grandmother's house, and he was shielding some of the kids who were there, the person said.

The Trail Blazers have released the following statement in response to the news:

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 are prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.

Bunin states that King 5 has not yet been able to make contact with Roy or Seattle Public Schools regarding the incident.