Former Oklahoma State basketball standout Royce Jeffries, a forward for both Leonard Hamilton and later famed coach Eddie Sutton, was killed in a triple shooting at a club in Kansas City on Saturday night. One person was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in Kansas City early Sunday.
KMBC-TV in Kansas City reported that officers said they were called to the scene at 57th Street and Troost Avenue about 12:30 a.m. and found two people with gunshot wounds.
One of the victims died at the scene. He was identified as Royce Jefferies, 46, of Kansas City.
Police said a second victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. A third person later arrived at a hospital, also suffering from a gunshot wound that police don't consider life-threatening.
Police Chief Darryl Forte said investigators got help from numerous witnesses at the scene, but they have not announced any arrests.
Jeffries played at Oklahoma State from 1987-1990 and was a very popular player with Oklahoma State fans in Gallagher-Iba Arena. He finished his career with 1,032 points and a career average per game of 9.1 points. He also finished with 463 rebounds and a career per game average of 4.0 boards a contest.