It is thought that the vehicle was heading east in Las Olas Boulevard at 5.am. this morning (28th January) when it was approached by another car and shot at multiple times.
It is currently unknown whether Ross was driving, but police have confirmed that neither of those travelling in the car – rumoured to be the rapper and a female passenger – were injured.
Local Florida news outlet NBC Miami reported: “Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating after a shooting led to a Rolls Royce crashing into an apartment building Monday morning.
“Police officials say shots were fired around 5 a.m. in the area of Southeast 15th Avenue and E. Las Olas Boulevard The Rolls Royce was traveling eastbound on Las Olas when another vehicle opened fire on it, police said.
“When the Rolls tried to get away, it crashed into the building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue. Neither of the two people inside were injured, police said. Police are still looking for the gunman or gunmen.”
They added: “The names of the victims inside the Rolls weren’t being released because they’re in fear for their lives, police said. Witnesses said rapper Rick Ross was inside the Rolls.”
Ross himself is still yet to comment on the incident, with cops now thought to be looking for the perpetrators of the crime.
Via Miami Herald
A Rolls-Royce crashed into a building on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale early Monday. Police are on the scene of the accident, which also reportedly involved a shooting.
WSVN-Channel 7 is reporting that shots were fired at the Rolls in which a “famous rapper” was riding before the car went into the building. Police are on the street marking bullet shells in the 1500 block of Las Olas. The road is shut down to traffic.
At around 5 a.m., several people in the neighborhood overheard shots fired, said Fort Lauderdale Detective DeAnna Garcia.
Witnesses at the nearby Floridian diner said that South Florida rapper Rick Ross was in the car.
No one was injured, she said. Police declined to say who was in the car.
The rapper, according to reports, talked to investigators at the diner.
We’ve had plenty of differences with the Bawse in the past, but hopefully no one is injured and everyone is safe.
We’ll have more details as they emerge.
According to TMZ reports:
8:45 AM PT — Cops have now confirmed Ross was driving the Rolls-Royce at the time of the crash.
The passenger was Shateria L. Moragne-el — who is reportedly dating the rapper.
Cops say neither party suffered any injuries. The suspects fled from the scene before cops arrived on scene.
Rick Ross smashed his Rolls-Royce into a building in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida early this morning … while trying to escape from a gunman who opened fire on the car … this according to police.
Ross was not shot during the incident — nor was a female who was also inside the car.
According to local reports, “dozens” of shots were fired at the vehicle around 5AM — none of which hit the Rolls. Several buildings in the area WERE struck by gunfire.
Cops say another vehicle had pulled up next to the Rolls … when someone inside opened fire on Ross’ car.
They really tried to do Ricky like Biggie. Sad to say, but you reap what you soe