Last night, four people were shot at Atlanta rapper T.I.’s concert, which took place at Irving Plaza in Lower Manhattan. One is in critical condition and another has died. It is unclear what caused the shooting. According to the NYPD police report, the investigation is currently ongoing and no arrests have been made.
The incident occurred before T.I. performed, when Rappers Marino and Uncle Murda were opening for him at around 10:15 p.m. According to Detective William Aubry of the New York Police Department during a news conference, the shooting began backstage in the third-floor green room. The gunshots moved to the front of the concert stage, causing panic among concert goers. It is unclear how many gunshots were fired. Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave was the first to be shot. One woman and two men were also shot at the show.
Though the concert had metal detectors, some have accused security of being careless.
“They didn’t search nobody, they didn’t check no IDs,” said an anonymous source to NBC New York.
There was also a backstage fight that broke out near the time of the shootings and continued onstage. Another fight broke out on the floor of the 1,025-person venue. However, it is unknown if the two are related of if either caused the shootings.
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