Rapper Troy Ave has been arrested for firing gunshots that wounded four people, including himself, at Irving Plaza in New York City’s Union Square.
The incident which occurred Wednesday before T.I’s concert was earlier reported by New York City Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, to have left one person dead and three others wounded.
On Thursday, NYPD released video footage from the venue that shows Troy Ave firing a gun inside the green room area on the 3rd floor of the building.
According to ABC7, the 30-year-old artist has been charged with weapons possesion and reckless endangerment.
Emergency services responded quickly to the scene to treat three unidentified male victims and one female.
One 33-year-old male victim Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter, was shot in the stomach before being rushed to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Another male victim was shot in the chest, while a third suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The female victim suffered an injury to her leg as well but is currently in a stable condition at Beth Israel Hospital. There’s also a fourth 34-year-old man shot in the chest who was rushed to Bellevue Hospital for urgent treatments.
Troy Ave (real names, Roland Collins) shot himself in the leg during a scuffle at the club, NYPD said in an official statement.
According to police reports, the rapper and his unfortunate victims were given access to the VIP/green room area. However, authorities are yet unsure if he had accomplices.
Detectives are waiting for results from ballistics evidence in order to confirm if Troy Ave will face additional charges.
Meanwhile, rapper T.I. whose total networth stands at $50million has spoken about the incident.
Image: T.I. signed Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, British MC Chipmunk (now known as just Chip), and Houston’s Trae Tha Truth to his label as he expands “The Hustle”.
The 35-year-old rapper tweeted on Thursday, “Rest In Peace Bro. God bless,” with a message that reads: “My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others. My heartfelt condolences to the family that suffered the loss & my prayers are with all those injured. Respectfully, Tip.”