The incident occurred in Miami on August 6 close to Circle House Studios, sources with the Miami-Dade Police Department told TMZ. Early that morning, the police got a call about a shooting that put Miami, who is reportedly seven months pregnant, and her unborn baby close to danger as she drove in her red Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.
Once fans heard about the shooting, they flooded her Instagram comments section with messages in hopes that she was safe.
“I HOPE YOUR OKKKKKK😫😫😫😫😫🥺🥺🥺🥺… people dtm like why would they shoot @ a pregnant women😒”
“are you okay???❤️sending prayers.”
“I hope Miami is OK. Because her truck just got shot up. When she was leaving the studio. They said she was running and everything.”
“Praying for you sis 🙏🏾 I can’t believe someone would shoot at a pregnant woman God bless you omg 😢”
“Poor baby was running across the street tryna run B4 police came,” read an account from an alleged eyewitness on The Neighborhood Talk Instagram page.
Later on, a spokesperson with the Miami-Dade PD issued a statement confirming the 25-year-old rapper was safe from harm.
“We responded at 1 o’clock in the morning on a report of shots fired. Upon officer’s arrival, they observed a red Mercedes-Benz vehicle,” the spokesperson said to The Fader. “The person known as Yung Miami was in the vehicle and was unharmed.”
The Miami Herald reporter that police said Miami’s vehicle appeared to have sustained damage from the gunfire.
“It appeared the vehicle had been shot consistent with projectiles,” Detective Lee Cowart told the newspaper.
“They had they lights off so I never saw them,” she’s heard saying to authorities as police lights flash. “Whoever it was, they had they lights off. I don’t know where they came from … The shots started from behind me. They started from behind because when I got to the stop sign I was like ‘Oh s–t somebody’s shootin’. The first shot hit the f–king spare tire.”
Miami is due to give birth to her second child, and first with Southside, before the end of the year. She went public with her pregnancy in June.
The announcement came several months after Miami showed off the luxury gift her off-and-on beau gave her on Instagram.
“2019 in 2019,” she said in the caption of a photo posing next to the bow-topped six-figure vehicle. “I always wanted a G Wagon. Now I own a G Wagon. No payments, Thanks, baby.”