Rick Ross Drive-By: Rapper Shot at From Another Car, Police Say

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Witnesses to the infamous Rick Ross drive-by in South Florida say another car pulled up beside his Rolls Royce and numerous gunshots were fired, police say.

The rapper then crashed into a nearby building, unharmed.

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A Fort Lauderdale police report released Thursday says witnesses saw three or four people inside an older model, burgundy or maroon BMW before shots rang out.

He was with his girlfriend, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el, on January 28. The bullets from the Rick Ross shooting struck nearby businesses.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the attempted murder.

Witnesses tell police that the car’s occupants fired out of their passenger-side window at Rick Ross, and that police have recovered 18 bullet casings.

“The witnesses ducked for cover in their vehicle due to the rapid gunfire, but were still able to see the vehicle flee eastbound,” the report says.

The report also says that Ross was armed with a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun located in his waistband, though he did not draw the weapon.

Ross did have a (suspended) concealed weapon permit for it.

Police are reviewing video from 20 surveillance cameras in the area for clues as to who tried to off the rapper. The footage has not been made public.

In any event, it doesn't look like he staged it, as 50 Cent posited.


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