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Rodney King's Been Shot!

11/29/2007 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney KingRodney King, famous for a videotaped beating from Los Angeles police back in 1991, was shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday.

King called Rialto police just before midnight to report the shooting. According to Sgt. Don Lewis, King was struck in the face and arm -- with what appeared to be pellets or birdshot. When police arrived at King's home, they reported that King and others inside appeared drunk. The man got shot in the face -- he deserves a drink!

King was taken to a local hospital, and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

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46.

speedwaywally    

who the hell cares. if your continously in the wrong spot at the wrong time, wrong stuff happens, maybe he should move. to like Iraq or something. but one thing, he otta act his age

2490 days ago
47.

DEREK    

Who Shot ya?"

2490 days ago
48.

Merry Christmas    

b #41 - tru dat

2490 days ago
49.

Hollywood Rockers    

Dam Rodney You Need to go to Church homies Ans stay there loko ...
cause you were born Under a bad Moon...Good Luck and Please
Dont Get Hurt Anymore ...Gezzz Ke pedo contigo Man!!!!

2490 days ago
50.

Jabba    

#17 Maybe what god meant for him was to continuaously be a loser that always for some stupid reason always creates this bad luck for himself through a succession of ill-advised actions.

2490 days ago
51.

huh    

Just think.... a city rioted over this loser. What a joke !

Guess you can give a thug a few million and he still is a thug. Too bad he survived.

2490 days ago
52.

Dog is a racist mutt!    

Yeah, I admit it, my previous comment was a bit premature and I am happy about that. It's just that some previous things have happened around this man before...... I often wonder about people who continuously find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. But no doubt about it, in his own way, he helped LAPD re-evaluate some of their tactics and treatment of people. I don't live in LA, so I hope it did some good. Wow, but shot by a shotgun. Man, I wish this guy luck.

2490 days ago
53.

Bongo Billy    

Rodney King like any worthless thug, that threatens the peace and security of our cities does not deserve the publicity. He does deserve the 'facial by shot gun' however, good for him! glad to hear it and I don't care what color he is, he is a punk who stole someone's car and went on a high speed chase though the streets of LA putting innocent peoples' lives in danger, not to mention the ensuing riot the stupid idiot caused, screw him.

2490 days ago
54.

joanie    

well, well, well. police probably needed to subdue an extremely agile and strong man, despite his color. he was on drugs, thats why he was subdued so roughly. sometimes the police do the best they can and get into trouble. money cannot make a person better, only the person them selves.

2490 days ago
55.

LAME    

I wonder if he sounded white when he called 911 for them to respond!

LMAO

2490 days ago
56.

BatMan    

Wow How funny was that shot with a b.b gun Rodney should make an album wit 50 Cent

2490 days ago
57.

free4all    

Damn it! He is still alive? I thought he would OD by now? Oh well he will soon.

and another thing TMZ this is not breaking news, but if Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson have been shot, now that would be news!!! besides its only time.

2490 days ago
58.

Hosea Williams    

Now we will have to outlaw shotguns because shotguns are RACIST. This type of person is what is wrong with America today. He has never contributed to society, but thinks he deserves everything and respect. He should have taken some of the money awarded to him from the taxpayers of L.A. and enrolled in college. I'll bet that never crossed his mind. If he had been in bed at a decent hour getting ready for the next day in the classroom, he might not have been shot. Oh, I guess I'm a racist now. What a wasted life form he has turned out to be.

2490 days ago
59.

bob    

Cant we all just get along-island iced tea

2490 days ago
60.

.....    

Someone should tell good ole Rodney that there are other ways to get noticed.

2490 days ago
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