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Shots fired at rap star's SUV at Fontainebleau parking garage

Vehicle struck by bullets; no injuries reported

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – An SUV associated with a popular rap music star was shot up Friday morning inside a parking garage at a well-known Miami Beach hotel, authorities said.

Miami Beach police said a vehicle was struck by bullets about 7 a.m. in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach valet area.

Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV is associated with The Game, a rap star and actor who is currently in South Florida.

Police said nobody was in the vehicle at the time, and no injuries were reported.

While the Game's vehicle might have been the target of the shooting, his manager, Wack 100, told TMZ that the Game was driving a white Range Rover that was parked nearby and a black Chevrolet SUV parked next to the "G-wagon" belongs to his entourage.

Wack 100 said the group was not in their vehicles at the time and neither vehicle was hit by bullets.

Police said the shooter fled the scene in a gray Mustang convertible.

The shooting comes the morning after the Game performed at STORY Nightclub in Miami Beach, where he called fellow rapper Meek Mill a "snitch" and said that he wanted to "beat that (expletive) one good time." He also threatened Meek Mill in a new track released Friday morning, "92 Bars."

According to TMZ, the rappers' feud has been going on since June when Jamaican-American singer Sean Kingston was robbed at a Los Angeles nightclub, and the Game believes Meek Mill told police that the rapper's people were involved.

It's unclear whether the Game's feud with Meek Mill or other rappers played a role in the shooting and authorities have not identified any suspects.

However, various hip hop media outlets reported that it appeared that Miami-based rapper Stitches was taking credit for the shooting or at least praising the shooting by posting a video on social media saying, "Told those (expletive) not to come back to my city."

Stitches and the Game have been feuding since December, when Stitches was knocked out by the rapper's manager.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

About the Authors:

Peter Burke returned for a second stint of duty at Local 10 News in February 2014.

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.