Rick Ross Possibly Involved In Florida Shooting; Car Accident

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Today is Rick Ross’ birthday. If the story developing below is any indication of how the MMG heavyweight’s big day is going, he may want to spend the rest of the day in bed.

An NBC affiliate out of Florida is reporting that rapper Rick Ross is believed to have been involved in an early morning shooting that resulted in a Rolls Royce colliding with a Fort Lauderdale apartment complex.

Officials are saying that around 5AM this morning shots were fired in the area of Southeast 15th Avenue and E. Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. At the time, the Rolls Royce was traveling Eastbound on Las Olas when another car opened fire on its passengers. The driver of the Rolls attempted to escape the attack, but soon after collided into a building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue. Neither of the car’s two passengers were injured.

Police are still looking for the gunman (or gunmen) involved. The names of the victims have not been released because police say they’re in fear for their lives, but witnesses at the scene claim rapper Rick Ross was inside the Rolls.

You can view helicopter footage of the car below. We will continue to monitor this story and post updates as they begin to surface.

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NBC Correspondent Betty Yu tweeted the following photo from the crime scene this morning:

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