Police still searching for clues in Ross shooting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police returned at the scene Tuesday of the shooting and crash that nearly ended Rapper Rick Ross' birthday celebration with tragedy a day earlier.
The local recording artist crashed his Rolls Royce into a building after coming under fire in a drive-by shooting, early Monday morning.
As stores repair broken windows, Fort Lauderdale Police detectives returned to the scene looking for surveillance video and possibly more clues to apprehend those responsible. They still have no suspects and, so far, no helpful surveillance footage that might identify them.
Monday morning, Ross had been out celebrating his 37th birthday. He began the night at Club LIV in South Beach before the shooting. He told police he was driving down Las Olas Boulevard when someone in another car started shooting. He said he swerved down Northeast 15th Avenue to avoid the gunfire and then crashed into an apartment building behind the Floridian.
Beth Ball, a resident of that apartment building awoke to the chaos. "It was about 5:30 in the morning, jumped out of bed, looked out the window, and there's a car in my front yard," she said.
Ross was briefly seen walking out of the Floridian restaurant, near the crash scene, after police questioned him. Though he and his reported girlfriend were not injured, an anonymous witness said, "They looked disheveled, you know what I mean? They looked like they'd been through something."
The shooter or shooters sped away. Police have yet to release information about the suspects or their car.
Police said they are aware of rumors and speculation as to who might be responsible, and they have received a lot of phone calls with theories and tips, but right now, they said, they cannot confirm or deny any leads in the case.
If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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