A gunman opened fire on the rapper Rick Ross early Monday morning as he drove his Rolls-Royce down East Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., causing him to lose control of his car and crash into an apartment building, the police said. No one was injured, and the gunman escaped.

The police said the incident occurred about 5 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast 15th Avenue and East Las Olas Boulevard. Mr. Ross, 37, was driving. His passenger was Shateria L. Moragne-el, 28. Gunfire rang out as he turned east on the boulevard, the police said. Multiple shots were fired, hitting local businesses but missing the car.