Bodyguard Gregory La Rosa, was treated at an Atlanta hospital for a leg wound and released.
Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard is recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being shot in the leg outside a hotel early on Monday, police said.
The bodyguard was shot as a group of three cars that included the boxing great were traveling to a hotel in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Police Department.
It doesn’t appear to be a random incident. Investigators said they were looking to confirm that the shooter was targeting the vehicle.
Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle,”
The bodyguard was in a convoy of three cars that was traveling to a hotel in the city’s tony Buckhead neighborhood just after 3 a.m. ET, said Officer Lisa Bender, APD spokeswoman.
“We believe that Mr. Mayweather may have been in one of the other vehicles in the caravan and was not injured,” an APD news release said.
Mayweather was in Atlanta on Sunday after promoting his Showtime-televised tripleheader in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
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