Somebody took some shots at Indiana Pacers' guard Jamaal Tinsley and his entourage last night:
Police said the shooting involved an assault rifle and followed a confrontation when Tinsley and his companions were leaving the "Cloud 9" club. Tinsley's group had arrived at the club in three cars owned by the player – a Mercedes, a Rolls Royce and a Dodge Charger. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Paul Thompson said a group of people had congregated around the Rolls Royce and was giving Tinsley a hard time about his cars and his earnings. After Tinsley and his friends left, they realized they were being followed by a gray Chrysler and a dark pickup truck, Thompson said. Instead of going home, Tinsley's group pulled into the Conrad Hotel, a downtown luxury hotel, where the shooting began. Tinsley's Rolls Royce was struck by several bullets, and five bullet holes were found in the Charger, police said.
3 surprising facts about this incident include James Tinsley, Jamaal's brother, chased the shooters' cars and returned fire, one of Tinsley's group was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and "Cloud 9" is not a strip-joint. -KD