INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Indiana Pacers guard Jamaal Tinsley and several companions were targeted in a shooting Sunday morning that wounded one person outside the Conrad Hotel downtown.
Police said Tinsley was not injured. Joey Qatato, identified as the team's equipment manager on the Pacers' Web site, was struck in both elbows as he sat with Tinsley in the player's Rolls Royce.
The 48-year-old Qatato was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, where he was treated and released.
Police said the shooting involved an assault rifle and followed a confrontation that happened when Tinsley and his companions were leaving the ``Cloud 9'' club.
Authorities were called to the hotel about 3:40 a.m.
Sgt. Paul Thompson, a spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, told the Indianapolis Star that two vehicles in Tinsley's group followed the shooters in a chase, and Tinsley's brother, James, returned fire at the attackers. It was unknown whether anyone was hit, and Jamaal Tinsley was not involved in the chase, Thompson told the newspaper.
Thompson told the Indianapolis Star the incident began when a group of people gave Tinsley's group a hard time about their cars - a Mercedes, Rolls Royce and a Dodge Charger - and their earnings.
After Tinsley and friends left Cloud 9, they realized they were being followed by a gray Chrysler and a dark pickup truck, Thompson told the newspaper.
Instead of going home, Tinsley's group pulled into the Conrad, where the shooting began. Tinsley's Rolls Royce was struck by several bullets, and five bullet holes were found in the Charger, Thompson told the Indianapolis Star.
Police are investigating and looking for the two vehicles.

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