1 Killed, 3 Wounded at T.I. New York Concert
On Wednesday night in Manhattan one person is dead and three others were shot at the venue for a T.I. concert.
The rapper was scheduled to perform at Irving Plaza in New York City, but prior to him taking the stage a shooting broke out.
In a statement, Chief of Manhattan Detectives, William Aubry, said that the shooting took place on the third-floor, green-room area while Maino and Uncle Murda were on stage.
T.I. was in the building at the time but not involved in the shooting.
Videos of people running out of the venue when shots rang out are popping up on Twitter.
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According to reports there were four victims in total; three men and one woman. A 26-year-old woman and the 30-year-old man were both shot in the leg, the man walked himself to a nearby hospital.
A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest. A 33-year-old man was rushed to Mt. Sinai Beth Israel after being shot in the stomach where he was pronounced dead.
Complex reports that Karen Civil claims rapper Troy Ave’s crew was involved in the shooting. Troy Ave’s management said he was grazed by a bullet Wednesday night, but a rep for Anderson. Paak, who was also scheduled to perform that night confirmed to Complex that he wasn’t injured.
T.I. was scheduled to perform later that night at 1OAK, but police shut down all associated venues for the night.
New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton blamed the fatal shooting on “so-called rap artists who are basically thugs.”
In a radio interview on Thursday morning he stated, “The crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence they live all their lives and, unfortunately, that violence often manifests itself during the performances and that’s exactly what happened last evening.”
According to CNN detectives have recovered ballistic evidence and are canvasing for video footage.