Fabolous Shot in NYC; Misspelled Name Not Cited as Motive

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Rapper Fabolous was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning as he stood in a Manhattan parking garage, MTV reports. His retarded name was not listed in the police report as a possible motive for the attack.

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The 28-year-old rapper (born John Jackson) was shot once in the right thigh by an unidentified man who approached and opened fire upon Fabolous and three members of his crew shortly after the group left an NFL Players' event at Diddy's downtown restaurant, "Justin's."

Following the hail of gunfire, Fabolous and the other three men hopped into a white Dodge Magnum and sped away, running a red light one block away from the scene of the shooting -- attracting the attention of police responding to the call of shots fired.

According to NYPD spokesperson Mike Wysokowski, officers stopped the car and found two unlicensed, loaded guns, leading to the arrest of all four men. Charges have not yet been filed, but criminal possession of a weapon will likely be among the laundry list of crimes these guys are accused of.

As police continue to search for the shooter, Fabolous was taken to a local hospital where he is in stable condition. Fellow rapper and thug Lil' Wayne had no comment.

Back in 2003, Fabolous was arrested and charged with criminal weapons possession. His most notable hits include "Breathe" and "Can't Deny It."

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