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Ex-OSU basketball player dies in KC shooting

Posted at 11:56 AM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 12:56:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former Oklahoma State basketball player Royce Jeffries has died in a shooting at a Kansas City bar.

Police say the 46-year-old Kansas City man was dead when authorities arrived around early Sunday at Bob's N Motion bar. The Kansas City Star reports that Jeffries worked security at the bar.

Police say there was a disturbance at the bar, and employees were getting people involved outside when the suspect started shooting. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Another man who works at the bar was transported to a hospital, and a short time later a woman showed up at a hospital to be treated. Both had nonlife-threatening wounds.

Jeffries played basketball at Oklahoma State from 1986 to 1990. The 6-foot-6-inch Jeffries averaged 13.1 points per game as a senior.