Miami Rapper and Rick Ross Associate,Young Scrilla, Injured During Drive-By Shooting
(AllHipHop News) Aspiring Miami rapper Young Scrilla was transported to the hospital over the weekend after being shot in the thigh during a video shoot.
Local news affiliate WSVN is reporting that the 29-year-old, born André Scott, was one of as many as three victims injured during what Miami police are investigating as a suspected drive-by shooting.
Police responded to calls that shots had been fired in the Overtown neighborhood around 7:15 pm Saturday night. Scott was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, and two other unidentified victims were driven to the hospital in a separate vehicle.
Young Scrilla is signed to North Miami's Tru Story Entertainment which is owned by Rick Ross associates Dave and LT. Scrilla hosted the Tru Story promoted Ross release party last August at Miami's King of Diamonds strip club.
Ross was also involved in a drive-by shooting in Florida last month. The Maybach Music Group leader's Rolls-Royce was shot at multiple times in an early morning shooting in Fort Lauderdale on January 28th. Ross was not injured.
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There are no reports at the moment that two shootings are related. Scrilla's mother, Quantrel Scott, believes that her son was targeted by "jealous" people, telling Miami's Local 10 that her son had seen some men trying to steal jewelry from other rappers. When asked if she believed the video shooting and recent gun violence were connected Scott responded, "I do."
"I want people to know that my son is a good kid," Scott told WSVN. "He's a loving child, he's very respectful, and if anyone is out here trying to hurt my son, I don't think they have a right to. They don't have no reason to because he don't bother nobody."
Last year Scrilla released a song featuring Future called "Numbers Don't Lie."
Watch footage of Young Scrilla at Rick Ross' album release party, and TRU Story's Dave and LT speaking on their connection with Ross.