Perhaps it was a Christmas miracle.
Rapper Troy Ave has survived his second shooting of 2016 and is recovering in the hospital after being shot twice Sunday.
Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, was shot while in his red Maserati in the East Flatbush section of New York City's Brooklyn borough at about 4:30 in the afternoon.
ABC News reports that the 31-year-old rapper was shot at a stoplight en route to meeting his family and that his girlfriend was riding in the car with him.
His lawyer says that a man wearing a hoodie walked up to the driver's-side window and fired shots, hitting the rapper twice. One of the bullets grazed his head, while another hit his arm.
Troy Ave took himself to Brookdale Hospital, about six blocks away, and is in stable condition.
The New York Daily News reports that Collins is out on $500,000 bail following a May shooting at a T.I. concert that left his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, dead. Collins, who was shot in the leg in that incident, says that he wrestled the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter and fired back in self-defense. This was all captured on surveillance video backstage.
He was charged with attempted murder and several other counts and is due back in court for that incident Jan. 26.
Rapper 50 Cent, who himself survived a murder attempt in 2000, visited Troy Ave in the hospital Christmas night. He captured the meet on his Instagram page with the caption, “Dope boy Troy all good, Merry Christmas.”
A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Dec 25, 2016 at 8:17pm PST