Rick Ross: Target of Drive By Shooting, Crashes Rolls Royce Trying to Escape

Rick Ross' Rolls-Royce smashed into a building in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida early this morning ... while trying to escape from a gunman who opened fire on the car ... this according to multiple reports. Ross was not shot during the incident -- nor was a female who was also inside the car.

According to local reports, "dozens" of shots were fired at the vehicle around 5AM -- none of which hit the Rolls. Several buildings in the area WERE struck by gunfire. Ross' Rolls reportedly crashed into a building while trying to speed away from the gunfire. So far, cops have not made any arrests in connection with the shooting -- and have not identified any suspects.

Local10.com obtained a photo from the crash scene, showing Ross' smashed-up Rolls-Royce being towed away. Cops tell TMZ they are investigating.

Story developing ..at TMZ

omgg I hope the woman in the car wasn't Trina; she was talking about seeing him this weekend.