Rick Ross Targeted by Drive-By Shooters in Fort Lauderdale, According to Witnesses UPDATED
Update: Police confirm he and his girlfriend were shot at this morning. No suspects as of yet.
Update 2: 50 Cent thinks the incident was staged.
Rick Ross almost got Biggie'd, apparently.
During the wee hours of 5 a.m. Monday, a Rolls-Royce crashed into a restaurant near the 1500 block of Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
Several people reported hearing gunfire coming from the same location as the accident.
WSVN-Channel 7 then reported that the shots were actually fired at the Rolls, which, as the station put it, had a "famous rapper" riding inside.
The Miami Herald reported that the "famous rapper" was none other than Rick Ross.
Witnesses say Ross was celebrating his birthday at a nearby restaurant, the Floridian.
According to several people in the area, someone opened fire on Ross as he left the restaurant in the Rolls-Royce. The bullets missed the car and hit some nearby buildings. The hail of gunfire caused the driver to crash into the restaurant.
No one was injured in either the gunfire or in the accident. The Rolls was eventually towed from the scene as cops continued to investigate and mark bullet shells.
Police have yet to confirm that Ross was the person in the Rolls-Royce.
Update: According to a press release by the City of Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, the driver of the Rolls has been identified as one William L. Roberts, aka The Bawse, aka Rick Ross.
According to the release, Ross' girlfriend, Shateria L. Moragne-el, was in the car with him at the time. Neither were injured.
|Ross' girlfriend, Shateria L. Moragne-el|
Meanwhile, rapper 50 Cent took to Twitter to say he thinks the incident was staged by Ross:
The suspects have yet to be identified. Police are asking anyone with information to contact Violent Crimes Detective Orlando Almanzar at 954-828-5546.