- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Former Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend in California while shielding children from the gun fire.

Roy was visiting his grandmother in Los Angeles when someone opened fire outside the house, USA Today reported. Roy was hit in the leg while trying to protect the children outside.

He was treated in Southern California, but has already returned to his home state of Washington, King5 TV reported.

The former guard played six seasons in the NBA, five in Portland, before constant knee injuries forced him to retire.

Roy is now the head coach of Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, where he coached Michael Porter Jr., a Mizzou commit and the top recruit of 2017 class. He led them to an undefeated record and was named Naismith National High School Coach of the Year.

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