Rick Ross was involved in a drive-by shooting early on the morning of Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, and ended up crashing his Rolls Royce into a Fort Lauderdale, Florida apartment complex in the process. Reports from NBC6-Miami say that Ross and his female friend were uninjured in the crash and shooting.
Ross was identified as one of the passengers in the vehicle after it slammed into an apartment building around 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning. Reports say that the accident happened because they were trying to avoid gunshots being fired at the rapper.
An eyewitness told NBC6-Miami that another car came up and someone fired as many as 20 shots at the Rolls Royce containing Ross. Beth Balk, a waitress at a nearby Floridian Restaurant said that she was startled and woke up when the car crashed into her building.
Balk identified Ross as the man in the car after being shown his picture.
"Yes, that's definitely the guy," Balk told police.
Both Ross and 28-year-old Shateria L. Moragne-el had asked police not to release their names out for their own safety. That obviously didn't work very well.
"The occupants of the vehicle have asked for their information to be withheld from being released," Fort Lauderdale Police spokeswoman Det. DeAnna Garcia told NBC6-Miami. "They obviously, with everything that just took place, are fearful for their lives and their families lives."
Ross was threatened recently by a local gang called the Black Disciples, who are reportedly upset over Ross referencing their leader Larry Hoover in his song "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast.)" Ross has already had to cancel concerts and appearances due to past threats from the gang.
There are no suspects in custody at this time as police are still searching for whoever may have fired the shots and then left.