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Floyd Mayweather's Bodyguard Shot Near Atlanta Hotel, May Have Been Targeted

The boxer was not injured in the attack. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A bodyguard for boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shot near a swanky Atlanta hotel early Monday morning in what is believed to be a targeted drive-by, police said.

Gregory Larosa was a passenger in the lead SUV that was part of a three-car caravan. Mayweather seemed to have been in one of the other vehicles that avoided the gunfire, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The cars left the Medusa nightclub the night before and took off from a Waffle House restaurant prior to the attack, police said. The shots rang out around 2 a.m. at an intersection near the InterContinental Buckhead hotel. Authorities believe that the shots were fired from the passenger side of a white vehicle.

Larosa, despite being shot, drove himself to a hospital, where he received treatment for a gunshot wound to the lower leg and was released. No one else was hurt.

A motive for the shooting is unknown. 

“We’re not exactly sure what happened earlier in the evening that led to the shooting,” Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told the Journal-Constitution. He said there is no evidence that anyone in Mayweather's group returned gunfire. 

The Medusa released footage of Mayweather partying there Sunday night. He has not commented on the shooting or posted anything about it on social media. 

In 2017, a burglar stole more than $150,000 worth of possessions from Mayweather's Las Vegas mansion while he was celebrating his 40th birthday party in Los Angeles. 

[Photo: Getty Images]

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