Three Injured, One Dead After Gunfire Erupts at New York City T.I. Concert
Rapper Troy Ave is among the injured
Update: Disturbing surveillance footage has surfaced of Troy Ave firing shots inside Irving Plaza last night. The Daily News has also reported that the Brooklyn rapper shot himself in the leg before he was driven to NYU Langone Medical Center. He was reportedly arrested there for reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession.
Update: The man killed at the Irving Plaza concert has been identified as Ronald McPhatter, who’s known as B$B Banga, Troy Ave’s bodyguard. McPhatter was shot in the stomach and later died at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.
A T.I.-headlined Irving Plaza concert ended in chaos on Wednesday night after multiple gunshots were fired inside the New York City venue. CBS reported that three attendees were wounded and another died after being taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital.
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The shooting took place at approximately 10 p.m. when Uncle Murda and Maino was on the stage. Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry said in a news conference that gunshots were fired at the the venue’s third-floor green room. A video captured by an attendee showed the ensuing panic as fans rushed to the exits. There were approximately 1,000 concertgoers at Irving Plaza.
Gunshots just went off at the T.I concert, never been so scared in my life pic.twitter.com/rn0CjpAuaU
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Officials say that a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was struck in the abdomen. It’s unclear which man passed away from his gunshot wound.
Two others — a 26-year-old woman and 30-year-old rapper Troy Ave — were shot in the leg. ABC 7 reports that Troy Ave was the first person shot.
There have been no arrests, but detectives will interview everyone who was in the green room when the shooting occurred and will examine video footage for evidence.