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NBA Player's Father Killed In Drive-By Shooting Last Night

A general view of the Cleveland Cavaliers home court as fire is sprayed into the air.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 7: A general view of Quicken Loans Arena prior to the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors for Game 4 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at on May 7, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The father of a former NBA player was killed on Wednesday night. According to a report from TMZ, Richard Jefferson's father, Richard Jefferson Sr., was killed in a drive-by shooting in Compton earlier Wednesday evening.

The report states Jefferson was in front of a liquor store with two other people when someone in a vehicle opened fire. Jefferson was reportedly hit several times in the torso.

Paramedics transported Jefferson to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Here's more from TMZ.

Law enforcement tells us ... 65-year-old Richard Jefferson Sr. was in front of a liquor store in a primarily residential area around 6:52 PM when a vehicle rolled up and someone inside opened fire.

Jefferson Sr. was struck multiple times in the torso. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sources say Jefferson Sr. was with 2 other men at the time of the shooting. It's unclear if Jefferson Sr. was the target.

Jefferson's son, Richard Jefferson Jr., is an NBA veteran. The former first-round pick won an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

Our thoughts are with the Jefferson family.

[TMZ]