Mayweather's bodyguard shot in Atlanta

April 10, 2018

A man, who told police that he is a bodyguard for boxer Floyd Mayweather was shot outside a hotel in Atlanta and later rushed to hospital.

The victim was shot outside the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel, according to reports.

Reports are that three vehicles were returning to the hotel from a club at approximately 3:00 a.m. when another car pulled up beside them and fired multiple shots at one of the vehicles. It is unknown whether Mayweather was at the shooting scene.

According to information provided by the police, the three vehicles then fled the scene and were chased by the car. They later took the victim to Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital after evading the shooter.

"At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim's vehicle," Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said.

The victim is said to be in stable condition and is expected to survive.

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