Bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of hospital after early-morning shooting

One of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bodyguards was shot early Monday as a group of three cars that included the boxing great was traveling to a hotel in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

The APD said in a news release that police believe Mayweather was with the vehicles, but that he was not in the car that was shot at and was not injured.

Investigators said they were looking to confirm that the shooter was targeting the vehicle.

“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.

The bodyguard, Gregory La Rosa, was treated at an Atlanta hospital for a leg wound and released.

Police spokespeople told media outlets that the cars were traveling from a club to a hotel around 2 a.m. Monday when another vehicle pulled alongside and opened fire. The cars drove off and were followed by the shooter’s vehicle. A driver took La Rosa to the hospital after the shooter’s car stopped following the other cars.

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

Source: espn.com

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