Sunday, October 23, 2005

Superstar rapper Cam’ron was shot in Washington, DC this morning (Oct. 23) around 2:30 am sources have revealed to


The Harlem, New York native was leaving club H20 en-route to Love (formerly Dream) when three unknown gunmen approached the rapper.

While details are sketchy, eyewitnesses said the men were seeking the rapper’s pricey Lamborghini, which he was driving while in town for a performance over the weekend.

“They were after that car,” an eyewitness told “Cam refused to give it up and attempted to drive away and they shot up the car.”

Cam’ron was struck at least once and while officials have not released his actual status, Cam's publicist at Susan Blond confirmed the rapper was shot at least twice - once in each arm.

His injures are allegedly not life threatening and the rapper was treated at Howard University Hospital.

“Juelz, Jim [Jones] and other Dip-Set members are with him at the hospital right now,” the source said.

Cam’ron, CEO of Diplomat Records, has been driving the blue Lamborghini since at least June of 2005.

"I bought the Lamborghini especially for New York," Cam'ron told a 106 & Park audience prior to being arrested. “Because we figure that we can only see stuff like this in Miami, but I am bringing it to the streets of New York."

In July, police in Harlem stopped the rapper and arrested him while driving the Italian sports car for driving with a suspended license.

Officials at Howard University Hospital declined comment and police did not comment at press time.

Representative for Susan Blond, the company that handles Cam's publicity issued the following statement to

"Cam'ron was shot in Washington DC. He is currently OK, resting and recovering."

I guess when you do music that glorifies and perpetuates violence, it comes right back to you. What goes around comes around. However, I hope he does get better. What a messed up way to wrap up homecoming.

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