Florida rapper Syko Bob survives drive-by shooting

Credit: File Photo

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Exchange of gunfire at busy intersection; 2nd rapper shot in as many weeks in Broward County

Rapper Syko Bob was targeted in a drive-by shooting and reportedly wounded Monday as he and two other men sat in a car at a busy intersection in South Florida, according to reports.

All three men were treated and released from the hospital after exchanging gunfire with another vehicle about 3 p.m. in the 1000 block of North State Road 7, just north of Sunrise Boulevard in Lauderhill.

The harrowing shootout began when an unidentified gunman in a black BMW pulled up alongside Bob’s tan-colored vehicle and opened fire, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

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Syco Bob’s car returned fire and attempted to get away by cutting across lanes but crashed into several other cars that were stuck in traffic. The BMW, however, circled around and fired again but then struck a van while trying to speed away.

When the smoke cleared, countless shell casings peppered the roadway and both cars were left abandoned at the scene, reports said. The driver of the BMW managed to flee before police arrived and remains at large.

Several Samaritans got out of their vehicles and drove Syko Bob and his buddies to the hospital, according to the Sentinel. The names of the men with him were not revealed.

No other injuries were reported. The circumstances that led to the shooting remain unclear. Authorities also said it was too early to determine a motive.

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Bob, who is affiliated with Kodak Black’s record label and clothing line Sniper Gang, later went on social media and denied being wounded, reports said.

“All three victims refused to cooperate with the investigation and provided no details on the events,” said Lt. Michael Santiago of the Lauderhill Police Department.

The shooting happened a little more than a week after Baby Blue, a member of the Miami rap group Pretty Ricky, was critically wounded during an armed robbery attempt outside a Davie bowling alley, also in Broward County.

The suspects in that case, who were both wearing dark hoodies, fled the scene and remain at large.