Busta Rhymes bodyguard killed outside video shoot

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The Independent US

A star-studded music video shoot in New York was interrupted by gunfire that killed a bodyguard for rapper Busta Rhymes.

Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and G-Unit members including Lloyd Banks were scheduled to be filming on a ninth-floor soundstage when violence erupted outside the Brooklyn building early yesterday, police Sgt. Kevin Farrell said.

Israel Ramirez, 29, was killed with a single shot to the chest, Farrell said.

Some 500 people were gathered for the Busta Rhymes video, and it was unclear how many had been outside when shots were fired.

Investigators took possession of a nearby parked car that was hit by the gunfire. They were still trying to determine early today what led to the violence, Farrell said.