Pretty Ricky rapper Baby Blue is fighting for his life after being shot in an attempted robbery, it has been reported.
Baby Blue, real name Ala Diamond Smith was said to be shot on Monday night in the parking lot of SPAREZ Bowling Alley in Davie Floria.
TMZ reports that Baby Blue and a friend were by their vehicles when two armed male suspects approached.
A physical altercation broke out when the men allegedly tried to steal a gold chain necklace, and the cops say that it was during this fight that Baby Blue was shot.
He was struck in the area of his left shoulder and was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Police say that the two suspects fled before the cops arrived.
It is unclear whether they escaped with the chain.
The police noted that one suspect was wearing a black hoodie and the other a grey hoodie with both wearing face coverings.
Davie Police Department are urging anyone with information to get in touch with them or the Broward Crime Stoppers.
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They released a press statement in which they confirmed there was an incident whereby two suspects were attempted to rob one of two unarmed victims of a gold chain, during which one of the victims was shot in the left shoulder area.
They added in their statement: "It is believed there is no specific, outstanding threat to the community at this time.
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"The shooting does not appear to be a random act of violence. This investigation is still active and ongoing, updates may be released as they become available.”
TMZ claim that Baby Blue had been in the area to promote his new single Jerry Rice.
Pretty Ricky is a hip-hop group started in 1997 and originally made up of brothers Ala Diamond (Baby Blue) Smith and Spectacular Smith, along with Corey 'Slick 'Em' Mathis and Marcus 'Pleasure P' Cooper.
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