Three shot at US rapper T.I. concert in New York

Thursday - 26/05/2016 08:00
According to authorities several people were shot at a T.I concert in New York. Picture: AP

Police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. One of the men later died at a hospital, police did not say which one.

A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. Police said a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own.

Elijah Rodriguez was attending the concert with his sister and they were in the VIP area by the stage. He said TI was supposed to go on stage at 9 or 9.30pm but “he never showed up.”

At or around 10pm he said the venue started playing music again, and at about 10.15pm, he saw a line of people coming out f-rom whe-re the performers were coming onstage.

“All the sudden I heard someone saying that there was a shot, that someone got shot,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez didn’t actually hear the shots himself, but heard people saying that someone had gotten shot.

“It was scary to deal with. When I got outside, like literally across the street, there were a few girls having, like, panic attacks. One girl thought she saw someone get shot in front of her,” Rodriguez said, adding that T.I was not onstage when the shots were fired.

Footage of music fans ducking and running for their safety has emerged on social media after the gunshots were fired.

 

Police have blocked off nearby streets, as they investigate the crime scene.

Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Uni-on Square in New York after the shooting. Picture: AP

Authorities stand outside Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Uni-on Square in New York after the shooting. Picture: APSource:AP

Representatives for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., said they were referring all questions about the shooting to police.

No arrests were made.

No other information was immediately available.

Irving Plaza is a 1,025-person ballroom-style music venue.


Author: News Australia

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