INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Jamaal Tinsley of the Indiana Pacers and several companions had shots fired in their direction outside an Indianapolis hotel Sunday.
Police said the basketball team's equipment manager, Joey Qatato, 48, was struck in both elbows as he sat with Tinsley early Sunday in the player's Rolls Royce, The Indianapolis Star reported.
It was believed the gunman used an assault rifle, the newspaper reported.
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said being out that late was a bad choice.
"I would think as we all suspect, nothing good happens after 1 o'clock if you're around alcohol or around an environment where there could be weapons, he said. "Nothing good can happen in that situation."
Sgt. Paul Thompson of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said two of the three vehicles in Tinsley's group followed the suspected shooters, and Tinsley's brother, James, allegedly returned fire.
Antoine Toon, 31, a member of the Tinsley group, was arrested at the scene for an unrelated warrant.