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SportLifelong friend of Kevin Durant shot and killed outside Atlanta bar

00:40  22 march  2019
00:40  22 march  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Tragic news has struck Kevin Durant and his family. Durant ’s close friend , Clifford Dixon, was fatally shot outside of an Atlanta bar early Thursday morning. According to police reports and Sports Illustrated

A close friend of Kevin Durant , whom the Golden State Warriors star has called his “adopted brother,” was fatally shot early Thursday outside a Dixon, who was born in Maryland, was hosting a birthday celebration at the bar , which he advertised on Instagram, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Lifelong friend of Kevin Durant shot and killed outside Atlanta bar© Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

A man who grew up with Kevin Durant and was lifelong friends with the Golden State Warriors star was shot and killed outside a bar in Atlanta on Thursday, according to a report.

According to TMZ, Cliff Dixon was at SL Lounge in Atlanta early Thursday morning when a lone gunman opened fire in front of the club. The gunman, described as a black male wearing a black skull cap, fled from the scene and remained at large as of Thursday afternoon, officials said. Police were unsure if Dixon was targeted in the shooting.

Dixon was lifelong friends with Durant, and was among the people KD thanked during his NBA MVP acceptance speech back in 2014. Durant’s mother, Wanda, extended her condolences on Twitter and said the Durant family “was an extension of his.”

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Clifford Dixon, a close friend of Warriors star Kevin Durant , was shot and killed at a nightclub in Chamblee, Ga., just outside Atlanta . Dixon, 32, had just arrived at the SL Lounge at 1:17 a.m. Thursday and was standing in the parking lot when he was shot multiple times

Kevin Durant is dealing with tragedy. Clifford Dixon, who KD refers to as his "adopted brother," was shot and killed outside of Atlanta , police confirmed Thursday. Durant started for the Warriors on Thursday against the Indiana Pacers. Coach Steve Kerr said Durant never indicated he wouldn't play

Dixon was shot multiple times, according to police, who are still investigating the homicide.

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