Father of Lakers player killed in Philadelphia

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Posted: Nov 11, 2014 8:54 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed that a man shot and killed in Philadelphia over the weekend was the father of a player on the team.

Police say 57-year-old Wayne Ellington was found shot in the head in the driver's seat of a car in the Germantown section of northwest Philadelphia just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1sBlvTG ) reports that he was taken to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead later that night. No arrests have been reported.

Guard Wayne Ellington Jr. said in a statement on the Lakers' website that he and his family are "devastated by the news of my father's murder." The player has been granted an indefinite leave of absence.

General manager Mitch Kupchak said players, officials and employees are saddened.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com