LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Solomon Hill #44 and Kevin Parrom #3 of the Arizona Wildcats react in the second half while taking on the Oregon State Beavers in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Kevin Parrom, a fan-favorite among Wildcat fans, has been shot near his leg. He is reportedly recovering well.
A scary bit of breaking news on Sunday evening.
Arizona junior wing Kevin Parrom is in stable condition after being shot early Saturday morning in The Bronx in an apparent dispute over a woman. He has since been taken to a local hospital.
Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com has a few details on what transpired:
"It happened at approximately 1:05 Saturday at 1200 Woodycrest Avenue," a New York Police Department spokesperson who requested anonymity told SNY.tv by phone. "He was shot one time in the right leg. He was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.
"He was with a woman and two people came to that location and knocked on the door. They followed him into a bedroom and shot him with a 22-caliber handgun. No one else was in the apartment when he was shot."
A second source with knowledge of the incident said the woman's jealous boyfriend or ex-boyfriend was behind the shooting.
"[Parrom] had a girl visiting him," the second source said. "The girl's jealous boyfriend or ex boyfriend shows up at Kevin's house. He brings a dude with him. The dude that's with him has a gun.
"Somehow the guys get in the house, words are exchanged. One of the guys pulls out a gun. Kevin grabs the gun, they wrestle for the gun. The guy pulls the trigger, which grazes [Parrom] in the hand. The shooter pulls back and the shot grazes [Parrom] in the leg."
In addition, head coach Sean Miller and athletic director Greg Byrne released these statements:
Miller: "I have been in contact with Kevin and his family throughout the weekend and look forward to his return to Tucson and being back in class this week. Our focus is on Kevin's health right now. Once we have more information, we'll be able to address his potential return to team activities."
Byrne: "We are aware that Kevin Parrom went home this weekend to visit his mother, who is in the hospital. While in New York City, he was the victim of a shooting. Rest assured, Kevin's well being is our primary concern."
Parrom, who figures to be a key member of this year's team, is reportedly walking and doing relatively well, all things considered. Not too much information is known about the incident other than the brief explanation SNY.com received. No arrests have been made at this time.
This is a very scary incident for Kevin, his family, his teammates, and his fans. If you are on Twitter, please let @KevinParrom know he is in your thoughts and prayers. The UA junior can also be reached through Facebook.