Early was leaving CityScapes gentlemen’s club on 58th Street in Maspeth, Queens when he was surrounded by up to six men, shot in the knee, and robbed of his gold caps and gold necklace. Early was in an Uber cab about a mile away from the club, when three cars boxed in the vehicle and opened fire, with one round hitting Early in the knee, sources said. The 24-year-old ball player was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition and none of his injuries are said to be life threatening.
Following the incident, the Knicks released a statement.
“We are aware of what occurred with Cleanthony Early this morning and are relieved that he is not in a life-threatening situation,” the team said. “We will not comment any further until we receive more information.”
Cleanthony is the second Knick to recently be involved in an off the court incident, as teammate Derrick Williams was robbed of more than $600,000 worth of jewelry just last month.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform