Earlier this morning, reports began coming in that “a famous rapper” was involved in a shooting, resulting in the vehicle he was in, a grey Rolls Royce, crashing into the side of a Miami building.
The Huffington Post has confirmed that the rapper in the car was Miami native Rick Ross. There was also a female passenger in the car. Despite the reported number of shots, there were no injuries. According to the Post:
Fort Lauderdale Police confirmed to The Huffington Post that William Roberts, Ross’s real name, was a passenger in a Rolls Royce that crashed into an apartment building off busy Los Olas Avenue around 5 a.m. after “dozens” of shots were reportedly fired at the vehicle. No one was injured.
NBC6 reports the shots came from another vehicle, but no arrests have been made. According to WSVN, witnesses said Ross had been celebrating his birthday at the nearby Floridian restaurant earlier in the evening.
The restaurant was also struck in the hail of gunfire, reports the Miami Herald. Witnesses there said they heard about 15 shots.
The Miami Herald adds that Ross spoke to investigators at the restaurant following the shooting. See footage from the scene below.