Rick Ross Update: Police confirm rapper crashed Rolls Royce into building after gunfire

A bullet ridden car is towed after it hit a building on Las Olas Boulevard.
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A bullet-riddled car after witnesses say it crashed into a building on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
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(CBS/AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale police have confirmed that rapper Rick Ross was driving a Rolls Royce that crashed into a building Monday after shots were fired nearby.

Police say in a press release Ross and his companion, fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el, reported hearing multiple shots fired in their direction at around 5:00 a.m. Monday. Police say Ross lost control of the silver Rolls and crashed into an apartment building.

Neither Ross nor his passenger was injured and police say it did not appear that any bullets struck the Rolls.

The police report uses Ross's real name, William L. Roberts. Ross turned 37-years-old Monday.

Authorities say unknown suspects fled before police arrived. TV news footage showed a bullet hole in the window of a nearby restaurant.

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