Thursday, May 26, 2016

T.I. Show at Irving Plaza Ends With Gunfire, 1 Dead & 3 Wounded

So lets star this off informing T.I. headlined a show at Irving Plaza in NYC which ended in disaster Wednesday night after multiple shots were fired leaving at least 3 people wounded and 1 person dead. Witness accounts detail an altercation that started in or around the VIP section before eventually spilling out into the main stage area. Although Tip was the biggest name on the bill, it doesn’t appear that he or anybody in his camp was in any way involved in the incident.

Also on the bill last night were Maino, Uncle Murda, Troy Ave, Anderson .Paak, PNB Rock and a few others. According to a report from Karen Civil that seems to have now been corroborated by XXL, WPIX 11 and various other outlets, Troy Ave was grazed in the leg. Not exactly sure of the extent of his wounds, or if he is one of the 3 people said to be wounded, but here’s to hoping he’s ok.
Continue below for local news coverage, tweets and video from inside the venue. We’ll update as more information comes in.

UPDATED below.

And it’s done before TI got on #irvingplaza #ti #tip #hiphop #rap #nyc #shotsfired
A video posted by @bkmike78 on

UPDATED: The NY Post offers more details on the victims, including Troy, who they say made it to the hospital on his own and is doing ok.
Among the victims was the acclaimed Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, 30, the first person shot, a source said.
He was hit in the leg as he entered the green room and went by himself to NYU Langone Medical Center, where he was in stable condition, sources said.
Some said he may have been planning to take part in the show.
Ronald McPhatter, 33, was shot in the stomach and was declared dead at Beth Israel Hospital, a source said. Christopher Vinson, 34, was shot in the chest and taken to Bellevue, sources said.
Maggie Heckstall, 26, who was shot in the leg, was recovering at Bellevue, where she was visited by rapper 50 Cent.
“I’m here to support my friend, his girl was shot,” 50 Cent told the Post. “What’s happened here is not good.”


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