Derek Jones, a Cal State Fullerton basketball player, was listed in serious condition Monday night after suffering from gunshot wounds Sunday night in an apparent random shooting near his Long Beach home, according to a spokesperson at St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach.
Jones was reportedly standing near the intersection of 17th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. at about 9 p.m. Sunday when a gunman in a car fired three shotgun blasts into a group of people, wounding two, according to Detective C.B. Pfeiffer of the Long Beach Police Department's violent crimes division.
Jones had wounds to the left side of his chest and left arm, according to a spokesperson from St. Mary's. Jones was taken to the medical center where he underwent five hours of emergency surgery that included transplanting an artery from his right leg to his left arm.
A Fullerton spokesperson said there were no injuries to Jones' vital organs, but did not give further details about the extent of the injury. Jones remained in intensive care Monday.