waka flocka:-Waka Flocka Flame is one of four people who were questioned by police in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday (February 16), after gunfire erupted outside a car audio store sometime during the afternoon hours.
According to local media (WCNC 36), the rapper (real name: Juaquin Malphurs) and his entourage parked his tour bus in the packing lot of the Car Stereo Warehouse on Independence Blvd on Wednesday for upgrades and improvements, but instead got bullets.
Two vehicles pulled into the lot and opened fire on Waka's crew, hitting his bus at least four times, said reports. And, Waka's security team returned fire on the cars and hit at least one of the assailants.
"Everybody was ducking," a witness, who was inside the store, told WCNC. "They were scared and knocking each other over. It was crazy."
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police told the news station that one person was shot in the shoulder, and is currently being treated at Carolinas Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Police are currently in search of the two vehicles -- one was an older model, white Land Rover, and a newer model, white Dodge.
Waka's mother/manager, Debra Antney, told WCNC that her son is no gang member and had no involvement in the shooting. Waka, himself, sent out a tweet to fans, letting them know he was ok, shortly after the news broke.
"To my fans N world im good nothing is wrong with my health see yall in Cali for all-star #im1realassperson," the rapper wrote (@WakaFlockaBSM), before later adding: "Yo its crasy how the world hear shit and just add they spice to N run with with the bull #justlookinginmyphoneSMH"
Stay tuned as this story develops...
Waka is no stranger to controversy. Just last month, January 2011, the rapper was arrested on multiple charges -- including possession of marijuana and hydrocodone, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and violation of probation for driving on a suspended license. All of this came after his Atlanta home was raided by police in December 2010, during which they were reportedly investigating a prostitution organization.