Last night, during a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in New York City, several people were shot, and the NYPD has confirmed that one of those people has died. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear, and a detailed sequence of events has yet to be unveiled by investigators, but more and more information continues to leak out about the wounded.
New York City rapper Troy Ave, whose professional relationship with T.I. dates back to at least 2014 when Tip nearly signed him to his Grand Hustle label, was grazed by a bullet during last night’s incident. Ave’s management confirmed to media maven Karen Civil that he was in fact hit by a bullet last night, and it was later discovered that he was shot in the leg. Troy Ave was one of the special guests scheduled to perform with T.I. during his 9:30 p.m. set, along with Uncle Murda, Maino, Swizz Beatz and more.
T.I. // Irving Plaza tonight ? pic.twitter.com/xFnMOZa0NS
— ELZR P. ! (@ElieP_) May 25, 2016
Ave is believed to be recovering at a nearby hospital. We’ll update with more soon.