News: Rick Ross Rolls-Royce Shooting Details Emerge: "It Was Rapid Fire, 9 Or 10 Shots"
Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 10:21AM
Less than 24 hours after Rick Ross crashed a Rolls-Royce into a Fort Lauderdale building, eyewitnesses from the crime scene have stepped up to provide details on what went down.
According to a nearby couple, rapid gunfire went off and sounded louder than just a regular handgun.
"It was rapid fire, 9 or 10 shots, rapid fire, rapid succession," said George Maznicki, "it was loud enough, not a hand gun, it was a rifle." "I jumped out of bed and ran out and George was in the kitchen and I said did you hear that and he said 'Yeah, that sounded like a machine gun or something'," said Carol Touchstone. (CBS Local)
Another key witness confirmed Ross and his passenger were chased, which likely led to the crash.
Beth Balk, who lives in apartment that car ran into, heard it slam through the fence. "Apparently someone was chasing them," said Balk. "It was like a giant kaboom. It rocked me off the bed and I went to the front door." "In the life of hip hop you never know," said 99 JAMZ DJ Lorenzo "Ice Tea" Thomas. "There's violence every day, so you never know what happens. We'll just have to wait and see as the details develop." (CBS Local)
Despite the seriousness, Ross' rap foe 50 Cent has alleged he may have set the entire incident up.
"Hahaha fat boy hit the building?lol it looks staged to me. No hole's in da car http://instagr.am/p/VCHWuPML2G/," Fif tweeted January 28th.
"hahaha that boy was spooked. I ride like OBAMA level 6 built proof, bomb proof,you already know. #SMSaudio" (50 Cent's Twitter)
The identity of Ross' female passenger surfaced online hours after yesterday's crash.
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. (TMZ)