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SOHH Exclusive: 50 Cent Shot In New York

Wednesday - May 24, 2000 by Adam Matthews

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50 Cent, the rapper who delivered last year's funny but abrasive "How To Rob...," was shot once in each leg and once in the jaw Wednesday in New York City. He is in stable condition at Jamaica Hospital in Queens.

Police spokesperson Det. Joseph Pentagelo confirmed that the 24-year-old rapper, who was born Curtis Jackson, and an associate, 22-year-old Alton Brown, were sitting in a parked car in the Jamaica section of Queens, when an unknown assailant pulled up beside them in a blue General Motors car and fired nine shots with a 9MM handgun. Brown sustained a gunshot wound to the hand. The assault occurred at 11:22am.

After the shooting, the victims drove themselves to a nearby hospital. Fifty's injuries are not life threatening, said Hospital spokesperson Michael Hink, who added that he was about to go into surgery in the early evening. Brown, Pentangelo said, was treated and released.

The suspect is described as a Black male in a black short-sleeve shirt with a stocky build.

It's been a rough two months for Fifty: The assault comes almost two months to the day after members of his crew were assaulted in a Manhattan recording studio. Fifty is scheduled to drop his debut album, The Power Of The Dollar in June.


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