Long Island Nets Guard Terry Roberts Survives Shooting in Philadelphia

Long Island Nets guard Terry Roberts was shot in the upper chest on Sunday morning in Philadelphia but is expected to recover from his injuries. The 23-year-old athlete was struck by a stray bullet during a gunfight that erupted outside a local bar. Both the Long Island Nets and Philadelphia police have confirmed the incident.

In a statement, the Long Island Nets acknowledged that Terry Roberts had become a victim of a crime and expressed their concern for his well-being. The team is currently gathering more information about the incident and refrained from providing further comments due to the ongoing law enforcement investigation.

Authorities discovered Roberts on the sidewalk outside the 5th Street Lounge on North Fifth Street at approximately 12:45 a.m. He was immediately transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition. However, Roberts has since been taken off a ventilator and had the opportunity to speak with his parents on Monday.

Roberts’ mother shared that he is healing and doing well, although he remains in a state of shock due to the traumatic nature of the incident.

The shooting is currently under investigation by Philadelphia police. They have confirmed that Roberts was not involved in the altercation that led to the gunfire. Preliminary investigations suggest that multiple offenders, believed to have exited a Silver Nissan Altima, fired shots indiscriminately towards patrons outside the lounge before fleeing the scene. An armed private security guard, who arrived at the venue, returned fire in response, but it is unclear if any of the offenders were struck.

Author: CrimeDoor

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