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Report: Rockets' Carl Landry shot in the leg in Houston

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carl_landry_shot.jpgHouston Rockets forward Carl Landry was shot in the lower leg early this morning after another car "bumped" his, according to the Houston Chronicle.

By all accounts, Landry's wound is relatively minor and he's expected to be back on the court in a matter of weeks.

Chron.com reports:
The incident happened in the 3100 block of Leeland, a short distance southeast of downtown, about 4:20 a.m., Houston police said in a preliminary report.

According to police, Landry was driving when another vehicle bumped his car. He got out to inspect the damage and two shots were fired from the other vehicle as it slowly passed him, team officials said.

The second shot struck Landry.

Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey issued the following statement:

"We are very thankful and relieved that Carl's injuries were relatively minor and that he is doing well. Carl was the victim of an apparent random act of violence early this morning after the team arrived from New Orleans. We are in the process of working with authorities to gather more information. 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. X-rays were negative. We expect him to make a full recovery and return in 1-3 weeks."

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