Gunmen Open Fire On Violator Management Offices

Company handles clients such as Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent.

NEW YORK — On Thursday evening, assailants fired shots at the Manhattan offices of Violator Management, which oversees the careers of hip-hop artists such as Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Mobb Deep and 50 Cent. There were no injuries.

Police would not comment on their investigation, but sources said an unknown number of shooters entered the office building in Manhattan's Chelsea district around 7 p.m., rode the elevator to the 11th floor and shot up the metal and glass security doors of the management agency. The shooters then fled.

The reception area directly behind the doors was empty at the time of the shooting, but a number of employees, including Violator founder and CEO Chris Lighty, were present inside their offices. It's not known whether security cameras captured the incident.

A Violator representative refused to comment on the incident.