Three vehicles were returning to the hotel from a club on Atlanta’s Buford Highway around 3 a.m. when another car pulled up beside them and fired multiple shots at one of the vehicles, police informed the media. The three vehicles reportedly fled the scene, with the car giving chase. Upon escaping the shooter, the vehicle carrying the victim took him to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital.
“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle,” Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
CONT this is the vehicle targeted by shooter. They drove to Grady after being chased. Bodyguard shot in leg. Police: this was NOT random pic.twitter.com/Q4JAp0JcrF
— Kaitlyn (@Fox5Kaitlyn) April 9, 2018
The victim, who told police he was a bodyguard for Mayweather, is in stable condition and expected to survive, according to WSB-TV Atlanta. It is unknown whether Mayweather was at the shooting scene.
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