LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 23-year-old NBA rookie has been fatally shot in Dallas, Texas, police said Saturday.

The shooting unfolded around 3:20 a.m. in an apartment located in the 2500 block of Bennett Avenue, according to the Dallas Police Department.

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Upon their arrival, officers located New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the residence.

Paramedics transported Dejean-Jones to a hospital where he later died.

According to police, Dejean-Jones was shot by a resident after he allegedly kicked open the front door of the apartment.

The Pelicans posted the following statement in regards to his passing on Twitter.

The Los Angeles-area native signed a multi-year deal with the Pelicans in February.

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On Saturday, his parents took the time to speak with CBS2’s Jeff Nguyen.

He previously played college basketball for the University of Southern California.

The investigation is ongoing.

The NBA also released a statement regarding the death of Dejean-Jones:

Clippers guard Chris Paul also reacted to the death on Twitter:

Here is the email members of the apartment complex where the shooting took place received earlier Saturday morning:

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