Sat Apr 12,10:48 AM ET
By Dan Whitcomb
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A gunman in a speeding car opened fire on a motorcade carrying “gangsta” rapper Snoop Dogg and his bodyguards, slightly injuring one person and leaving police on Friday with few clues as to who might be shooting at one of rap’s biggest stars.
The sometimes controversial 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was questioned by Los Angeles police detectives after the Thursday night shooting, an LAPD (news – web sites) spokesman said, but was unable to shed much light on the incident.
“We talked to him last night and he was very cooperative,” Sgt. John Pasquariello said. “He just doesn’t know a lot.”
Broadus was riding in a motorcade of five vehicles with eight armed bodyguards — most of them off-duty police officers — when one of three men in another car fired multiple rounds from a semi-automatic handgun, Pasquariello said.
Three of the vehicles in the convoy were struck by bullets but the “gangsta” rapper, who was riding alone in his Cadillac, was unscathed. One of his bodyguards was grazed in the back by a bullet and suffered a minor injury, Pasquariello said.