NEW YORK (AP) — Police conducted ballistic tests Friday to determine whether more than one gun was used in a shooting inside a hip-hop concert featuring artist T.I. that killed one person and injured three others.
Among those tests was an analysis of a bullet removed from the leg of rapper Troy Ave, who remained hospitalized following his arrest on attempted murder and weapons charges in the Wednesday night shooting, a police spokesman said.
No weapons have been recovered, though tests have found that five 9-mm shell casings discovered at the scene belong to the same gun, according to Stephen Davis, the department’s top spokesman.
Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. One of his security guards, 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter, was killed in the shooting. Two others were shot and injured.
A spokeswoman for Manhattan prosecutors said she didn’t know when Collins would be arraigned.
An eight-second video clip released by police shows a limping gunman — identified by the police as Collins — burst through a VIP room door, stop and scan the room, then raise his gun and fire a single round.
There were nearly 1,000 concertgoers in the building at the time of the shooting and witnesses described a chaotic scene as people ducked under counters and clutched one another, then rushed toward exits.
What sparked the violence remains unclear, officials said.
Collins, 30, was in custody and couldn’t be reached for comment.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform (all times local):
Police say they’ve arrested a Brooklyn rapper in connection with a deadly shooting at a New York City hip-hop concert.
Police say 30-year-old Roland Collins was arrested Thursday on attempted murder and weapons possession charges. They say more charges are possible.
The Brooklyn-based performer goes by the stage name Troy Ave. He was also shot in the leg Wednesday night.
Police identified the slain man as Ronald McPhatter. Relatives say he worked as a bodyguard for Collins.
It wasn’t immediately clear if Collins had an attorney who could comment on the charges. A message left at a number listed for him hasn’t been returned.
The concert was to feature a performance by rapper T.I. but police say he didn’t take the stage.
Police say they’ve obtained video that shows part of the fatal shooting inside a New York City concert venue.
They say Thursday a man can be seen in surveillance footage firing off one round just outside a green room at Irving Place, in Manhattan’s Union Square.
The shooting occurred Wednesday night in the venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.
Police say the rapper was in the venue at the time of the shooting but wasn’t injured. They say about 1,000 people were there.
A 33-year-old man was fatally shot in the stomach. Three others were injured.
Authorities say a dispute between two groups traveled from a top floor down to the second-level area outside the green room.
It wasn’t immediately clear what sparked the argument.
Authorities say of one of the victims in a shooting inside a New York City concert venue is in critical but stable condition.
One person was fatally shot and two others suffered less serious injuries. The shooting broke out in the green room Wednesday night as hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan’s Union Square.
No arrests have been made, and a motive for the shooting is unclear.
Police say there was security in place at the venue. How it was carried out is part of the investigation.
Irving Plaza is referring questions about the incident to police.
A shooting inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform has left one person dead and three others wounded.
The shooting happened Wednesday night in a third-floor green room area at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan’s Union Square. It was not immediately known who had access to that area.
Witnesses describe a chaotic scene.
Police say a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. He was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later. A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and is listed in critical condition. A 26-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were both shot in the leg. They’re expected to survive.
No arrests have been made, and a motive for the shooting remains unclear.
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say four people have been shot inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform.
It happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan’s Union Square.
Police say a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. They’re hospitalized in critical condition. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. Police say a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own.
No arrests have been made.
A concertgoer says T.I. was supposed to take the stage around 9 or 9:30 p.m., but never went on.
Representatives for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., say they’re referring all questions about the shooting to police.
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