Bad news out of Manhattan. Last night [May 25], one person was killed and three more were injured, including Troy Ave, when someone opened fire at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza.
The show which also featured Maino, Uncle Murda, Anderson .Paak, PNB Rock and 5ive Mics was interrupted when a man started shooting shortly after 10 p.m.
NY Daily News reports:
With the headliner T.I. set to appear, the chaos erupted backstage shortly after 10 p.m., with a fight in a green room above the stage of the Union Square venue, NYPD officials and witnesses told the Daily News.
Hip hop artists Maino and Uncle Murda were performing when the sudden sound of gun shots sent hundreds into a frenzy.
An employee told The News that the carnage started as a beef between two rival crews associated with Maino and rapper Troy Ave. The gunman and the victims were all credentialed guests with access to the VIP area, a source said. The unidentified man who later died stumbled downstairs after being shot.
XXL confirmed that one of the three people shot was rapper Troy Ave. Witnesses complained that the security was too relaxed as people were allowed inside with no ID and no patdown. However it should be noted that the gunman was reportedly a credentialed guest meaning that they may have walked in the side or back door.