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Ex-NBA player Carl Herrera shot and wounded during attempted robbery in Venezuela

 Forward Carl Herrera of the San Antonio Spurs in a 1997 file photo.

Forward Carl Herrera of the San Antonio Spurs in a 1997 file photo.  (ap)

Officials say former NBA player Carl Herrera has been shot and wounded during an apparent robbery attempt in Venezuela.

The country's prosecutor's office says the shooting occurred Saturday in a restaurant on Margarita Island.

The Venezuelan newspaper El Universal says he is in stable condition at a hospital.

Herrera was a power forward during the 1990s for Houston, San Antonio, Vancouver and Denver, scoring more than 2,400 points over a nine-year career. Now 48, he's coaching a team in the Venezuelan league.

The Trinidad-born player attended the University of Houston.

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