Offset Possibly Targeted In Drive-By Studio Shooting In Atlanta

Cardi B's rapper husband Offset escapes drive-by shooting at Atlanta recording studio

Cardi B's rapper husband Offset escapes drive-by shooting at Atlanta recording studio

An Atlanta-based studio where Offset was recording was shot up on Wednesday night (May 8), TMZ reported today.

Although witnesses confirmed that Offset was in the studio at the time of the incident, the Migos rapper had left by the time authorities had arrived on the scene. "Upon arrival, officers spoke with the reporting party who advised that while he and others were at the location, occupants of a dark SUV started to shoot towards the building". Shortly after 9 p.m., passengers in a passing auto shot at the building, and the bullets struck three vehicles, the outside of the building, and at least one apartment window.

The shooting outside Crossover Entertainment Group recording studio in Atlanta reportedly happened shortly after 27-year-old rapper Offset stepped outside for fresh air. However, there was a report of somebody being shot in the leg, although officers did not find a victim. Investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding of the shooting.

A rep for Offset did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The shooting is now under investigation.

Sources said the shooting occurred after Offset had stepped outside 'to chill for a few minutes, ' and once gunfire erupted, those inside the studio rushed for cover.

"Kiari Cephus is being exploited by a type of person looking for his 15 minutes of fame and eventual payday".

During the alleged incident, a fan named Junior Gibbons approached the musician and asked him, 'What up, Offset?' while the star was trying to shop for items inside the large chain store. "This felony warrant is disgraceful and this case should be dismissed".

Target? A witness said that the 27-year-old rapper was thought to be the target of the attack.

The video then reportedly shows Offset knock the phone out of the man's hand.