911 calls in Rick Ross shooting released
Rick Ross uninjured in drive-by shooting on Las Olas Boulevard
Police released 911 calls made during a drive-by shooting involving rapper Rick Ross.
The shooting happened near Las Olas Boulevard and 15th Avenue about 5 a.m. Monday. Ross told police a car pulled up alongside his Rolls Royce and began firing, causing him to crash into a building.
"I just heard a bunch of gunshots go off and a car sped by," one caller told a 911 operator.
One caller reported hearing at least nine shots. Not one hit Ross, his passenger, or the car, leading some to believe the shooting was staged.
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"Oh my God, they're turning around and coming back," said another caller. "Okay. I'm hanging up. I'm hanging up. Bye."
"Okay, ma'am, how many shots?" asked to 911 operator.
"I don't know. They're coming back. I'm hiding," answered the caller.
The gunfire also woke up several people living in the neighborhood.
"Yo, I heard gunfire," said one caller.
"Okay, so where did you hear gunfire?" asked the 911 operator.
"Fort Lauderdale on Las Olas," said the caller.
"Where on Las Olas Boulevard?" asked the 911 operator.
"Behind the Floridian," replied the caller.
Bullets hit several cafes and boutiques nearby.
"Is anybody hurt?" asked the 911 operator.
"We don't know. They're out front. They're shooting," said a caller.
"Do you see who's shooting?" asked the 911 operator.
"Yes," replied the caller.
"Who is shooting? Who is shooting?" asked the 911 operator.
"We don't know," said the caller.
Police are investigating whether Ross' beef with a Chicago-based gang is the motive behind the shooting.