Police: Rapper possibly targeted in Times Square hotel shooting

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Chicago rapper told police he was the target of a shot that was fired in front of a popular hotel in Times Square.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the West 47th Street side of the W Hotel.

Police say two men wearing hoodies left the scene after the shot was fired just before 5 a.m.

Rapper Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart, wasn't hit.

The 22-year-old told police he suspects an ongoing fight over social media with a lesser known rapper may have motivated the shooting.

Police are now looking into whether that was the motive.

No one was injured. The investigation is ongoing.
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