Beanie Sigel Shot in New Jersey
Published Dec 05, 2014Though details are still developing, it's been revealed that an early morning shooting in Pleasantville, NJ, has placed Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel in hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso.
Press of Atlantic City [via Consequence of Sound] reports that the rapper (born Dwight Grant) was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for abdominal surgery following an altercation at a Jersey Shore home. Police found the rapper at the scene with a gunshot wound to the torso and have taken a suspect into custody following a car chase.
Another victim reportedly refused medical treatment on the scene, though the extent of his injury is unclear.
"All I can confirm at this time is that Mr. Dwight Grant was shot this morning after an altercation on Spruce Avenue," Pleasantville police chief Jose Ruiz said in a statement, adding that Sigel suffered a "through and through" wound and that his condition is "serious."
Prior to the shooting, Sigel had posted a picture of himself, Freeway and more posing during a photo shoot.
Sigel has been on probation since being released from jail last August after serving a two-year sentence over tax evasion. He had been charged by the Internal Revenue Service with owing more than $728,000 in back taxes. Police said Sigel was wearing his ankle bracelet at the time of the shooting.
This is not the first time the former Roc-a-Fella rapper has been shot, having been wounded in a 2006 robbery.