Police outside Los Angeles confirmed they are investigating a shooting that occurred at a home owned by Buffalo Bills cornerback Shareece Wright.
Officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to the report of a shooting at 12:44 a.m. Sunday within the 28000 block of Lexington Way. Wright confirmed to The Buffalo News on Wednesday that he owns the home where the shooting occurred, and that it’s occupied by his mother, sister and brother.
Wright, 30, is a seven-year veteran who signed with the Bills this offseason. He attended Colton High School in Colton, Calif., which is just 14 miles from Moreno Valley, and later the University of Southern California.
“We’re still trying to figure out why it happened,” Wright said.
Police said a man suffered an apparent gunshot wound.
“The suspect(s) fled the scene in an unknown vehicle,” Deputy Mike Vasquez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept. said. “At this time, no arrests have been made.”
The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and upon being released was later arrested on an unrelated felony warrant, police said. Wright said Wednesday he does not know who was shot.
According to the Press-Enterprise of Riverside, Calif., which first reported details of the shooting, eight bullet holes were found in a black Toyota Corolla parked in the driveway and spots of blood on the porch.
“I'm more concerned over, 'What was the person's intentions? Why my house?' said Wright, who lives in Los Angeles in the offseason, about an hour west of Moreno Valley. “I just don't understand why. Like, ‘What's the reason for that?’ So that's what I'm wanting to figure out. Do I have to worry about that in the future for my family?”
Wright said there was a “small, little gathering” at the house Saturday night to celebrate the birthday of one of his cousins. He added that his mother and siblings are still living in the home.
“They've been there ever since,” he said. “We have cameras and stuff, so we're going to try to see what we can do.”
Wright said he has not spoken with police. He was in Carolina preparing for the Bills’ Week Two game against the Panthers when the shooting occurred. In an email to The News, Vasquez said, "we are still looking for possible suspect(s), but all other involved parties have been identified and interviewed at this point."
“They just left a card, and they said if we have any questions to contact them. They'll probably be reaching back out to my mom,” Wright said. “I'm the homeowner, so I have to make sure everything is OK. I wasn't there, I have nothing to do with it, so I don't want to involve myself.”
The Press-Enterprise described Lexington Way as “a street with two-story homes on large lots, some with three-car garages.”
“It's a nice neighborhood where the house is at, so hopefully we'll figure out who did it,” Wright said.