By Paul Russell
2/25/2003 3:25:36 AM
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Authorities are investigating a shooting that left Irv Gotti's older brother and Murder Inc. employee Christopher Lorenzo, wounded in a courtyard near Murder Inc.'s 49th st. office in New York.
Lorenzo, who has adopted the same mafia inspired surname as his younger brother, was shot in in his left leg. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in stable condition.
There are no suspects in the shooting. Authorities are investigating the possibility that Lorenzo shot himself, due to the trajectory of the wound.
Earlier yesterday afternoon, Irv Gotti, Ed Lover, Dame Dash and a host of other rappers and executives appeared at a press conference held by The Source magazine, vowing to end the infighting amongst rappers that has resulted in escalated tensions.
Gotti blasted Def Jam Chairman Lyor Cohen and founder Russell Simmons for not supporting him or Murder Inc. while a federal investigation seeks to find out whether Gotti's Murder Inc. empire was founded on drug money.
On Friday, a gunman shot Busta Rhymes' GMC Suburban six times in front of the Violator's offices. Violator manages such artists as Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep and 50 Cent.
No suspects have been charged and a motive has yet to be established.
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