Updated at 2:51 p.m. PST
Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles suburb along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others.
Bryant played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years and is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He played on five NBA championship teams, was an 18-time All-Star, was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in the 2007-2008 season and is fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
"The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt. The FAA and NTSB are investigating," the city of Calabasas wrote on Twitter.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters there were nine people killed in the crash, including one pilot and eight passengers.
"For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said following the news. "... But he will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability. He was generous with the wisdom he acquired and saw it as his mission to share it with future generations of players, taking special delight in passing down his love of the game to Gianna."
"There's no words to express the pain I'm going through now," Bryant's longtime Lakers teammate Shaquille O'Neal wrote on Twitter.