Multiple People Shot at T.I. Concert in New York
Details are still developing, but the shooting took place around 10:15 p.m. local time, before T.I. was to take the stage of Manhattan's Irving Plaza. PIX 11 reports that a woman was shot in the leg, a man suffered a gun wound to the chest, and another unidentified victim was also shot. ABC7, meanwhile, reports that two victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital, while a man was taken to Beth Israel and is listed in critical condition.
UPDATE (5/25 11:55 p.m.): The New York Police Department now confirm that four people were shot at the concert.
A concert attendee told PIX 11 that there were no security checks at the doors of the venue.
UPDATE: Total of four people were shot at concert venue, 17 Irving Place, Manhattan. https://t.co/2NWCFgX72z— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) May 26, 2016
UPDATE (5/26, 12 p.m.): It turns out that one of those injured was artist Troy Ave.
UPDATE (5/26, 7:30 p.m.): Troy Ave has now been arrested in connection with the shooting. As New York Daily News reports, he has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police said. A murder charge is still possible, according to sources. Also, the publication reports that Ave was injured by shooting himself in the leg and was feuding with fellow hip-hop figure Maino.
Footage uploaded onto Twitter by user @markyjeezy shows the crowd scrambling to exit the venue following the gunshots.
Gunshots just went off at the T.I concert, never been so scared in my life pic.twitter.com/rn0CjpAuaU— Marco (@markygeezy) May 26, 2016
The building was cleared by police. As of press time, no suspects have been named.
Rest In Peace Bro. God bless. pic.twitter.com/Vq6qFnq5bC— T.I. (@Tip) May 26, 2016