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A female friend of embattled rapper Young Buck has been injured after the star's car was peppered with bullets during a drive-by shooting early on Sunday morning.

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50 Cent's former G-Unit bandmate (real name David Brown) was driving in Nashville, Tenn., when an unidentified gunman passed by in a white Chevrolet and opened fire on Buck's SUV, hitting it 11 times.

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The woman suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder and was admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.

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Young Buck and a second passenger both escaped unharmed, according to local police, who have launched an investigation into the shooting.

The troubled rapper had spent the night before filming a new video and hosting a cookout for fans.