KING 5 sources confirm Nathan Hale coach Brandon Roy was injured in a weekend shooting in California.
He was shot while at an outdoor gathering in the Los Angeles area. We were told, Roy was an innocent bystander in what may be a gang related shooting.
Roy was treated in southern California but has already returned to Washington while he recovers.
KING 5 tried to reach out to Roy tonight but have not made contact with him.
Brandon Roy is the current coach at Nathan Hale High School, taking over the high school basketball team this year. He lead them to an undefeated season.
He is from Western Washington and graduated from Garfield High before playing at the University of Washington.
Roy played in the NBA for six years, primarily for the Portland Trailblazers. He left the NBA in 2011 after knee injuries.
Tuesday night the Trailblazers released the following statement:
“Like many others, we’re just learning of the injury suffered by former Trail Blazers player Brandon Roy in a shooting over the weekend in California. According to those reports, Brandon was wounded as a bystander, but is expected to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon and his family during this time.”