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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

COMPTON—Authorities said a man killed in a Compton shooting last week was the father of NBA player Richard Jefferson, as they continued their efforts to solve the crime.

Richard Allen Jefferson, 65, of Inglewood was fatally shot about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of West Peach Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

No arrests have been reported.

According to the sheriff's department, the victim was on the southwest corner of Peach Street and Paulsen Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle with several men inside drove southbound on Paulsen and fired numerous shots at him. He died at a hospital.

Descriptions of the suspects were not available. It was unclear if the shooting was gang-related and no motive was known, authorities said.

Richard Jefferson, a 17-year NBA veteran, won a championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 and played with the Denver Nuggets last season.