Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson made a huge contribution to the daughter of a woman killed in his hometown Brooklyn, New York.
Chynna Battle, 21, was fatally shot earlier this month, and her family set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $30,000 to help care for Battle’s three-year-old daughter, Amelia. The family has now raised over $25,000, thanks in large part to a $20,000 donation from Gibson.
T-Wolves forward Taj Gibson donated $20,000 to a GoFundMe campaign established for a 3-year-old girl who lost her mother to gun violence. pic.twitter.com/OsFV0Bi5tk
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According to the New York Daily News, Battle and 29-year-old Shaqwanda Staley were killed when two gunmen opened fire into a crowd of people in the courtyard of the Stuyvesant Gardens Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The motive remains unclear, but law enforcement sources told the Daily News that the two women were not the intended targets.
Gibson was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2009. He spent his entire career there until he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in February. Earlier this month he signed a two-year, $28 million contract with the Wolves.