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, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
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, TMZ reported.
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.