Unknown gunmen blasted at the Bawse. And he crashed his Rolls.
As Crossfade already noted, Rick Ross celebrated his birthday last night at South Beach nightlub LIV and then he took the party to Fort Lauderdale's Floridian Restaurant, where he became the target of an apparent assassination attempt.
But now the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department has also confirmed the identity of the passenger in Ross's ride: His girlfriend "Shateria L. Moragne-el, B/F, 02/26/84."
According to a new police press release: "During the early morning hours of Monday, January 28, 2013 at approximately 5:00
A.M. ... William L. Roberts, B/M, 01/28/76" (AKA Rick Ross) was the target of a "shooting [that] occurred near the intersection of Southeast 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard in the City of Fort Lauderdale" before "[losing] control of the vehicle [and] striking a nearby apartment building."
The only other person in the vehicle was Moragne-el. But as the Fort Lauderdale cops point out:
"There were no reported injuries."
And "the suspects fled from the area prior to police
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Here is the full statement from the FLPD:
Rick Ross Shooting
City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department Press Release
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred
during the early morning hours of Monday, January 28, 2013 at approximately 5:00
A.M. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Southeast 15th
Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard in the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2011 silver Rolls Royce was traveling
eastbound on East Las Olas Boulevard, approaching Southeast 15 th Avenue. The
occupants of the Rolls Royce heard multiple gunshots being fired in their direction.
The driver of the Rolls Royce attempted to drive away from the direction of the shots
being fired and lost control of the vehicle, striking a nearby apartment building.
The driver of the vehicle has been identified as William L. Roberts, B/M, 01/28/76, a
resident of the City of Davie. The passenger of the vehicle has been identified as
Shateria L. Moragne-el, B/F, 02/26/84, also a resident of the City of Davie.
There were no reported injuries. The suspects fled from the area prior to police
This is an active and on-going criminal investigation. Detectives are urging
anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact Violent Crimes
Detective Orlando Almanzar at 954-828-5546.