The father of veteran NBA player Richard Jefferson was shot and killed this week in a drive-by shooting in Southern California, authorities said.
Richard Allen Jefferson, 65, was fatally shot just before 7 p.m. Wednesday in Compton, a city south of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Prayers up for Richard Jefferson and his family.
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Jefferson, an Inglewood resident, was standing on a corner when a dark-colored vehicle with several male occupants approached and at least one person opened fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Richard Jefferson, the father of veteran NBA player Richard Jefferson, was killed this week in a drive-by shooting in Compton, authorities said https://t.co/HpnFX6QGi7
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He was struck several times in the upper body and taken to a hospital where he died.
Investigators did not provide a motive for the attack and did not release a description of the suspects.
Tough week for RJ.