It comes with great sadness to report such tragic news. A famous NBA athlete's father was killed in a drive-by shooting late Wednesday evening.
At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as they go through such a difficult time. Many fellow athletes and teammates have poured out their condolences to the family. Also, many fans have shared their thoughts and prayers via social media sites. Will you join us in praying for the family as they grieve?
On Wednesday, September 19, in Compton, California, law enforcement tells "TMZ" that 65-year-old Richard Jefferson Sr., father of NBA star Richard Jefferson, was standing in front of a liquor store in a residential area in the 600 block of West Peach Street at around 6:52 p.m.
Shortly before 7 p.m., a dark-colored vehicle pulled up carrying several male passengers when at least one person from inside the car opened fire.
"TMZ" reports that Jefferson Sr. was with two other men at the time of the shooting and it is unclear at this time if he was the target.
Jefferson Sr. was struck in the torso multiple times and was rushed to a nearby hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
According to police, the investigation is still ongoing. Will you please keep the Jefferson family in your thoughts and prayers?