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Brandon Roy Suffers Multiple Bullet Wounds Protecting Niece

Steve Bunin of King 5 Seattle provides new information about the shooting.

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Steve Bunin of King 5 Seattle reports new details about the shooting in which former Trail Blazer Brandon Roy was injured last weekend. Previous accounts of the event suggest that Roy was shot in the leg and/or upper body, and that he was protecting children from the gunfire. Bunin’s latest goes into further detail:

KCBS in Los Angeles reports about 20 people, including several nieces and nephews, having a barbecue in the street. They were watching children play basketball in the 2000 block of North Nestor Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when two men walked up and opened fire without saying a word, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The suspects fled the area.

Roy was standing next to his six-year-old niece, according to the girl's grandmother. He put her in a bear hug and took her to the ground. In the process, he was shot in the hamstring and butt.

Roy’s heroics may well have saved his niece’s life. Thankfully, none of the four people wounded in the shooting—all adults—suffered life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made.