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12-05-2007, 03:30 AM
Details Emerge In Spice 1 Shooting

Published: Tuesday - December 4, 2007
Words by Ronnie Gamble

As previously confirmed by us, rapper Spice 1 was shot in Hayward, California on Monday (December 3). Now more details have emerged in the shooting.

According to InsideBayArea.com, Police Lt. Reid Lindblom said that a 37-year-old man was recovering from a gunshot wound after being shot while sleeping in his vehicle.

Although Lindblom did not reveal the victim's name, it is most likely rapper Spice 1 (real name: Robert L. Green, Jr.).

Despite our previous report (see "Bay Area Rapper Spice 1 Shot, In Critical Condition" (http://www.ballerstatus.com/article/news/2007/12/3662/)), Spice was shot once in the chest, not twice, which we confirmed with his manager Six.

"He was shot once, not twice as I first said," Six told BallerStatus.com. "But, he is still at the hospital and we don't know much more about the situation. He is still alive and we should know more in the next couple days."

Lindblom said that he is being treated at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley for non-life-threatening injuries.

Lindblom said that Spice was sleeping in his car in the driveway of his home, when at about 12:30 a.m., he realized that a man was standing next to his car. That's when shots were fired.

"A shot rang out. It went through the car window and hit him in the chest," he said.

There was nothing stolen from the rapper of his vehicle, and the man fled. The shooter was described as a white or Hispanic male about 5'7" tall and dressed all in black.

Police are investigating the shooting, and currently have no suspect or a motive for the shooting.

Lindblom encouraged anyone with any information call the Hayward Police Department at 510-293-7000.