ScHoolboy Q appeared to have been victim of a random act of violence last Thursday following a concert in Denver, CO, but local authorities are assuming that there is much more to the story.
The shooting left three people hospitalized, prompting the TDE rapper to post on his Twitter account, assuring fans that he was OK.
This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that,” said Jacki Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “It does seem to be more targeted than random.”
The rapper was not hurt in Thursday night’s shooting, but three other people in the vehicle he was in sustained non-life threatening injuries. One of the victims was released from the hospital Friday morning.
No arrests have been made, but Kelley said investigators have received numerous tips and are trying to determine a motive for the attack in a parking lot at the outdoor venue, where the Beatles and Grateful Dead have performed and U2 filmed “Under a Blood Red Sky.”
The rapper and at least four other people were in the white SUV that was fired on at the venue in the foothills west of Denver, authorities said.
They drove themselves to a Denver intersection about 15 miles away, apparently in search of a hospital, before being stopped by Denver police and taken for medical attention, Kelley said.
ScHoolboy Q and another uninjured person were briefly handcuffed while police assessed the situation, but no one in the vehicle was arrested. Kelley said ScHoolboy Q was not a suspect in the shooting.
Ironically, the concert was to benefit GRASP, which stands for Gang Rescue and Support Project.
Photo: Instagram/ScHoolboy Q