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Former NBA star shot: He previously posted a heartbreaking video

Dallas - It is a gruesome act of blood that took place on the night from Sunday to Monday at 2:30 a.m. in Dallas, Texas: According to the police report, 37-year-old ex-NBA player Andre Emmett was sitting in his car in front of his House - when he is approached by two people carrying firearms.

Basketball star Andre Emmett dies after shooting - circumstances are unclear

An argument ensues between Emmett and the strangers. Shortly afterwards, the ex-athlete flees, shots are fired - the basketball player is hit several times. Passers-by finally find Emmett lying on the street, but help comes too late: Emmett dies shortly afterwards in a nearby hospital. It is still unclear exactly why the fatal confrontation came about.

The 1.96 meter tall Forward is known to many basketball fans from his time in the NBA, the highest American basketball league. He began his career in 2004 with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Basketball star Andre Emmett is dead: his last Instagram story breaks the heart of fans

Most recently he was active in the Big3 league, which was founded in 2017 by the musician Ice Cube. “The Big3 is shocked by the sudden and tragic death of Andre Emmett. Andre was a member of the Big3 family for two years and never without a smile on his face. His friendliness towards others and his carefree demeanor made it a pleasure to have him around, "said a statement from the league.

One circumstance particularly shocks fans at this sad news. Because according to sports journalist Shams Charania, who reports on the NBA for "The Athletic", Emmett only recently became a father.

Former NBA player Andre Emmett, who played two seasons with the Nets and Grizzlies, was murdered this morning in Dallas. Emmett recently became a father. He played at Texas Tech and was No. 36 pick in 2004 draft. RIP.

- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 23, 2019

The last Instagram story, which Emmett posted just hours before his death, shows how cruel the bloody act was. The sports reporter Saad Yousuf (also "The Athletic") has now published it on Twitter. There he writes: "As if the situation around Andre Emmett wasn't tragic enough, his Instagram story from 16-18 hours ago - just hours before he was shot, your heart will break."

As if the Andre Emmett situation wasn’t tragic enough, his Instagram story from 16-18 hours ago - just hours before he was shot - will break your heart pic.twitter.com/REfQk4DwrP

- Saad Yousuf (@ SaadYousuf126) September 23, 2019

Just a few days ago, an ex-professional footballer was shot dead in Amsterdam under mysterious circumstances. Also in September, a goalkeeper died in his hotel room - just a few hours before an international match. The football world also mourns the national player Fernando Ricksen, who died of an incurable disease. A former New England Patriots NFL player has been shot dead in his home.

Apparently it wasn't an accidental attack.

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