Police Seek Shooter Of Busta Rhymes' SUV

Police are searching for the person who sprayed bullets into Busta Rhymes' sport utility vehicle a few minutes after the rapper left it parked on a Manhattan street. The shooting happened Friday night

Police are searching for the person who sprayed bullets into Busta Rhymes' sport utility vehicle a few minutes after the rapper left it parked on a Manhattan street. The shooting happened Friday night outside the New York offices of Violator Records and Violator Management, which represents Rhymes, 50 Cent, Missy Elliott and other hip-hop stars. It was the second time in a month that Violator's offices were the scene of gunfire.

No one was injured, said Sgt. Michael Wysokowski, a police spokesman. "It's not known if [Rhymes] was the intended target," he said.

Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, arrived in a black GMC Suburban at Violator's offices in Chelsea around 10 p.m. Friday, police said. When he came out about 15 minutes later, he discovered that six shots had been fired into the passenger side of the vehicle. A man answering the phone at Violator Management said Rhymes had no comment.

Last month, someone fired shots into the reception area of Violator's offices. Eleven people were in the back of the office at the time, but no one saw the shooter and no arrests were made. Police officials have refused to discuss speculation that the shootings may have sprang from a violent feud between rival rappers.


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