Shots Fired At Snoop Dogg, Bodyguards
A shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which was carrying rapper Snoop Dogg. Authorities said one of the musician's bodyguards was injured. Snoop Dogg was notA shooting in Los Angeles last night (April 10) struck a convoy of cars, one of which was carrying rapper Snoop Dogg. Authorities said one of the musician's bodyguards was injured. Snoop Dogg was not hurt. Police said up to five cars were traveling through the Mid-City area when the shooting happened at about 9 p.m. PT. The rap star's entourage included seven bodyguards -- five were from the Inglewood school district and two were state parole officers.
Another car pulled alongside the convoy and three men with guns opened fire, said police Officer Don Cox, a police spokesperson. Bullets hit two of the vehicles.
The wounded man, an off-duty police officer with the Inglewood Unified School District, was shot in the back, police Sgt. Brian Owen said. The man, whose identity was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital and released early today, Owen said. It was unclear whether he was in the same vehicle as Snoop Dogg.
Owen said it appears that one of the shooters wanted to speak with the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus. Words were exchanged, followed by gunfire. It wasn't immediately known what was said.
No arrests have been made. Police questioned Snoop Dogg, the bodyguards and other people who were with him. Owen said he didn't expect them to be booked for a crime.
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