- Floyd Mayweather’s three-car convoy was ambushed in Atlanta
- The police believed Mayweather was in one of the vehicles, but was not injured
- Mayweather’s bodyguard was shot in the leg
A gunman fired at the three-vehicle motorcade of American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. around 3 a.m. on Monday, April 9, outside of the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead; a wealthy uptown district of Atlanta, Georgia.
The police believed that Mayweather was in one of the ambushed vehicles, but was uninjured. However, one of his bodyguards, Gregory LaRosa, was hit in the leg.
According to Sky Sports, Mayweather’s group went to a nightclub earlier in the evening. They were in three sports utility vehicles (SUV) after leaving a restaurant at past 2 a.m. The boxer’s motorcade was en route to the Intercontinental Hotel when a vehicle pulled beside the SUVs at an intersection and a gunman opened fire at them.
The police said they were unsure if Floyd Mayweather was the gunman’s target, but said the attack was deliberate.
“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle. The victim advised that he is a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather,” Atlanta Police Department spokesman Officer Donald Hannah said.
Mayweather’s vehicles sped away from the scene, but they were briefly followed by the vehicle carrying the gunman. After they lost the pursuer, they went directly to Grady Memorial Hospital, where LaRosa was treated for his gunshot wound.