Troy Ave is in a Brooklyn hospital recovering from two gunshot wounds he sustained while traveling to celebrate Christmas with family on Sunday, December 25.
The rapper, born Roland Collins, was ambushed as his Maserati waited for the light at the E. 91 Street and Linden Blvd. intersection in East Flatbush, shortly before 4:30 p.m.
The gunman, whose identity was concealed by a hoodie, is reported to have ran up to Troy’s window and opened fire, grazing him once in the head, and piercing his shoulder with a bullet that would remain lodged in his back.
“He looked to his left, he saw that the guy had a gun and was about to fire, and he started driving away,”
Troy’s lawyer, John Stella said in a statement.
“He continued driving and he reached the point where he was bleeding pretty profusely.
And, apparently, a good Samaritan drove him and his girl a couple of blocks the rest of the way to Brookdale hospital.”
When asked how he was doing, a bandaged-up Ave told The Post,
“Shot in the head, man,”
before being wheeled away by medical staff.
Ave born Roland Collins was slapped with attempted murder and weapons possession charges earlier this year after he was involved in a shooting at Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert.
The headline-grabbing incident left his friend and bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, dead and Ave with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
Ave later rapped about the shooting, saying:
“I’m a pretty fly ni—a that’ll shoot ya.”
G-Unit‘s 50 Cent has provided concerned Troy Ave fans with a huge update on his condition following a near-death Christmas Day shooting.
The Unit boss went to Instagram late Sunday (December 25) with a shot of himself alongside a hospitalized Ave.
“Dope boy Troy all good,”
the caption read.
Cops are still investigating the Sunday incident and have not yet released a description of the suspect or suspects.