In California, the father of former NBA star Richard Jefferson has reportedly been killed in a drive-by shooting. Richard Jefferson Sr, 65, was standing outside a liquor store in Compton when he was gunned down on Wednesday evening, according to report.
According to TMZ reports it said that a vehicle drove up to the store around 6.52pm and someone inside opened fire. Richard’s father was shot several times in the torso and died a short time later after being rushed to a local hospital.
Officials from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said it’s still unclear if Jefferson Sr was the target because he was with two other men at the time.
An investigation into the murder is ongoing.
Jefferson joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015 and earned his first championship ring in 2016 alongside basketball star LeBron James.