ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that one of Floyd Mayweather's bodyguards was shot in front of an upscale hotel in Buckhead early Monday morning.
Channel 2's Audrey Washington said officers swarmed the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel between 2 and 3 a.m. The hotel is at 3315 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.
Investigators said three vehicles belonging to Mayweather and his entourage were returning to the hotel from Medusa nightclub on Buford Highway when another vehicle pulled up beside them and fired several times.
One of the people in the vehicles was hit in the leg. He was later taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The victim was identified as Greg La Rosa. He was released from the hospital Monday around 5:30 a.m.
Police also said Monday afternoon that they believe whoever shot at Mayweather’s entourage was specifically targeting them.
Police said the boxer "may have been in one of the other vehicles in the caravan and was not injured."
Atlanta police said they're interested in talking with Mayweather about the incident.
Witnesses told Channel 2's Tom Jones that Mayweather "showed everybody love" during his appearance at the club and afterwards at Waffle House.
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