The father of former Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton Wednesday night, according to TMZ Sports.
Richard Jefferson Sr., 65, was in front of a liquor store in a residential area at about 6:52 p.m. when a vehicle reportedly rolled up and someone opened fire. Jefferson Sr. was struck multiple times in the torso and died at a nearby hospital, according to the report.
Jefferson Sr. was with two other men at the time of the shooting, and it is not clear at this time if he was the target, TMZ reports. The L.A. Sheriff’s Department is investigating.
The younger Jefferson is well-liked in Cleveland and helped take the Cavs to the NBA title in 2016. He played for the Denver Nuggets during the 2017-2018 season.