May 26, 2016


Update: Troy Ave Arrested for Shooting at T.I. Concert

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Update (5/26, 6:00 p.m.): Troy Ave has been arrested following Wednesday night's shooting at Irving Plaza. A clear video shows the rapper opening fire backstage at the T.I. concert; the New York Daily News reports that he has been charged with reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possessions.

Troy Ave reportedly shot himself in the leg by accident during the incident. One attendee was killed and two others wounded.

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.

(Original Story, 5/26 at 11 a.m.): Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave was one of the four victims who were shot at T.I.'s concert at NYC's Irving Plaza, ABC7 NY reports. The news was confirmed by the rapper's management that Ave, who was scheduled to perform at the show among fellow artists like PNB Rocks, Dave East, Anderson .Paak, Uncle Murda, Maino, Swizz Beatz and T.I. himself.

Ave, whose real name is Ronald Collins, was grazed by a bullet in his leg and is currently in the hospital expected to make a full recovery. According to ABC7 NY, the New York City Police Department are investigating the shooting to see if it links to conflict between crews associated with Maino and Troy Ave. There were subsequent reactions to the news on Twitter:

After the shooting, the NYPD confirmed that one of the four shooting victims (a 33-year-old man) at the concert died. Along with Troy Ave, the other people hospitalized are a 34-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman. As of this morning, no arrests have been made.