Offset Targeted in Drive-By Shooting at Atlanta Studio: Report
Offset was the target of a drive-by shooting at an Atlanta recording studio on Wednesday night, according to TMZ. Surveillance footage obtained by TMZ shows the Crossover Entertainment Group studio being sprayed with bullets by an unknown assailant hanging out the passenger-side window of a vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. ET.
When Atlanta police eventually arrived on the scene, Offset was allegedly long gone from the premises. The TMZ report goes on to state that stray bullets hit three cars, the outside of the studio building, and one window of a nearby apartment. A witness believes Offset was targeted because he was reportedly standing outside taking a break from recording just minutes before the attack.
It appears that the Migos rapper escaped the incident unharmed. The only injury reported to police was an individual who was shot in the leg, but the victim has yet to be discovered. A previous arrest warrant was reportedly issued in Offset’s name for an altercation that resulted in him smashing a fan’s phone at a Georgia Target store in April.
The Atlanta Police Department offered up the following statement when contacted about the alleged shooting. “On May 8, 2019, at around 9:05 p.m. Atlanta Police responded to 1310 Ellsworth Industrial Pkwy in reference to a call of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party who advised that while he and others were at the location, occupants of a dark SUV started to shoot towards the building,” the department stated.
“The shooting resulted in damage to three vehicles, the building and the window of an apartment in the area. It was initially reported that someone was shot in the leg, but officers were unable to locate a gunshot victim. Investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting. One of the reporting parties advised ‘Offset’ had been at the location at the time of the incident. That information has not been verified as ‘Offset’ was not on scene when police arrived. The investigation continues.”