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Houston Rockets Forward Carl Landry Shot

carl-landryCarl Landry of the Houston Rockets was shot in the leg last night, but fortunately he will be just fine.

Landry was driving with an acquaintance at 2:30am when another car hit his. According to the Houston Police:

Landry was driving his sport utility vehicle with a female passenger southbound in the 2900 block of Leeland when he saw a gray Honda Civic traveling northbound. The Honda swerved into Landry’s lane and sideswiped his vehicle. Landry then made a partial U-turn near Palmer Street. The Honda also turned around and again struck Landry’s vehicle causing him to hit a wooden utility pole and come to a stop. As Landry exited his vehicle two Hispanic males got out of the Honda and one of them pulled a handgun from his back pocket and fired twice. Landry was struck once in the lower left leg and then he ran for help. The two suspects left their car behind and chased Landry for a short distance before fleeing the scene on foot. The female passenger was not injured.

The suspects are described only as two Hispanic males, between 21 and 25 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 to 160 pounds. Both had short black hair and were wearing all black clothing.

According to Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, “Carl was treated and released at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for a surface wound in his left calf and a dislocated finger on his left hand. We expect him to make a full recovery and return in one to three weeks.”

That’s a very lucky outcome for Landry. It sounds like he did nothing wrong & this was just a random incident, but it’s still scary to see yet another athlete involved in any type of a situation where guns are involved.

Carl Landry wounded in Houston shooting [Reuters]

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