This much, at least, is clear: Around 5 a.m. this morning, someone opened fire on a Rolls -Royce on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. More than a dozen shots were fired, and the Rolls ended up careening into the front of a restaurant.
Now for the real question: Was Rick Ross in the car? Witnesses at the scene tell the Miami Herald that the Bawse was indeed inside.
- Rick Ross Shooting: A Twitter Timeline
Update: Police have confirmed that Ross was the target of the shooting and that his girlfriend was in the car as well.
The gunfire and crash both happened outside the Floridian diner; police have found more than a dozen casings, and several bullets hit the car.
The Rolls ended up crashing into the front of the diner. Police say no one was injured in either the shooting or the crash.
But witnesses inside the Floridian say it was Ross who was the target; the manager tells WSVN that a "famous rapper" was seen getting inside the car. The Herald says that rapper is Ross.
Police aren't saying either way so far. Riptide left a message with Det. DeAnna Garcia, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's spokeswoman, but we haven't heard back yet.
We'll update the post when we learn more.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.