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Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Escapes Bullets in Studio

Police say 3 men shot into Atlanta facility, injuring one person
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2019 9:32 PM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Rapper Waka Flocka Fame Escapes Bullets in Studio
In this 2013 photo, Waka Flocka Flame performs at Aokify America Tour in New York.   (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – The rap world nearly had a second fatal shooting days after the slaying of Nipsey Hussle. Waka Flocka Flame had to dodge bullets while in an Atlanta recording studio when three men fired shots into the building, police tell WSB-TV. The incident took place in the early morning hours of April 4. Flocka, real name Juaquin James Malphurs, was not hit, but one of about a dozen other men in the studio was struck in the shoulder by a bullet, reports Fox 5. The wound is not life-threatening. Police have no suspects, reports Billboard. “We believe this was a targeted attack, an isolated incident, something we have never experienced before," says a statement from ZAC Recording studios. (Read more Waka Flocka Flame stories.)

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