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Shooting scare for Floyd Mayweather

SHOTS FIRED: Floyd Mayweather

FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S bodyguard has been shot in the leg as a group of three cars that included the boxing great was shot at while traveling to a hotel in Atlanta.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, the bodyguard,Gregory LaRosa, was shot after Mayweather’s entourage left a dinner at 2am. It has been said that a vehicle drove up to the SUVs in an intersection where a gunman opened fire.

The driver of the vehicle drove LaRosa straight to the hospital. Police are unsure if anything happened to prompt the attack earlier on in the night but believe the shooter was familiar with the entourage.

"At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim's vehicle," Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

It has been reported that Mayweather was not in the vehicle that was fired upon and was not injured as a result. LaRosa was released from hospital three hours after the shooting.

Mayweather was in Atlanta on Sunday after promoting his Showtime-televised tripleheader in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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