The rapper, whose legal name is John Jackson, was shot once in the thigh when a man with a gun approached him and three others and opened fire, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wysokowski said.
The four jumped into a vehicle and fled, attracting the attention of police, who stopped them and discovered two guns in the vehicle, Wysokowski said. All four men were arrested, and charges were pending.
Fabolous, a Brooklyn rapper, is best known for his 2001 hit "I Can't Deny It" and is currently promoting his latest album, "Real Talk."