In another senseless act of violence, Rick Ross was the target of a drive-by shooting early this morning. The rapper and MMG record label owner was at LIV nightclub in South Beach celebrating his birthday. He left the club and as he drove away, his car was hit with between 15 to 20 bullets. Thank God, he was not harmed. This was obviously an intentional hit.
According to MSN:
South Florida rapper Rick Ross and a woman were uninjured after someone opened fire on the Rolls Royce they were driving in, causing it to crash into a building in Fort Lauderdale early Monday, police said.
Ross, whose real name is William L. Roberts, was driving the silver 2011 Rolls Royce eastbound on E. Las Olas Boulevard near Southeast 15th Avenue when shots were fired around 5 a.m., Fort Lauderdale Police said.
Ross, 37, and his passenger, 28-year-old Shateria L. Moragne-el, heard the gunshots and tried to drive away, police said.
As the Rolls tried to get away, it crashed into the apartment building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue. Neither Ross nor Moragne-el were injured, police said.
Police are still looking for the gunman or gunmen, who fled the area before officers arrived.
Authorities had earlier said Ross and Moragne-el didn’t want their names released out of fear for their safety.
“The occupants of the vehicle have asked for their information to be withheld from being released,” Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Garcia said. “They obviously, with everything that just took place, are fearful for their lives and their families lives.”
Witnesses at the scene said they heard as many as 20 shots. Police didn’t say what the possible motive for the shooting was.
Fort Lauderdale Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 954-828-5546.