May 26, 2016


Update: One Dead, Three Wounded After T.I. Concert Shooting in New York

Paul R. Giunta/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks
Paul R. Giunta/BET/Getty Images for BET Networks

Update (5/26, 2:30 p.m.): Billboard reports the 33-year-old man shot and killed at the concert was Ronald McPhatter a.k.a. Banga, who was Troy Ave's bodyguard. After being shot in the stomach, McPhatter later died at Beth Israel Hospital.

Update #1 (5/26, 9:25 a.m.): The New York City Police Department has confirmed that one of the four shooting victims at T.I.'s concert on Wednesday night has died. "There are no arrests and the investigation ongoing," the NYPD writes on its site. The deceased was a 33-year-old man; the three hospitalized victims are a 34-year-old man, a 30-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman.

Original story (5/25, 11:15 p.m.): At least four people have been wounded in a shooting at a T.I. concert in New York City on Wednesday night (May 25), reports ABC.

One man was known to have been shot in the chest, while another was shot in the stomach. One woman was also shot in the leg. As per reports on Wednesday evening, three victims were rushed to a nearby hospital. Two are in critical condition, while another is reportedly in serious, but stable condition. A fourth victim was admitted to a New York University medical center with a gunshot wound. The shooting began before T.I. took the stage to begin his performance, notes PIX 11

Footage outside of Irving Plaza—a popular theater style venue in Manhattan where the concert took place—shows a relatively chaotic atmosphere after fans had exited, and ambulances can be seen on site. 

PIX notes that the building has been cleared as police search for other victims. No one is currently in police custody.