AceShowbiz - %cTroy Ave% has been arrested following the shooting at %cT.I.%'s New York concert. The NY rapper is charged with attempted murder in addition to two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after the tragedy at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, May 25.
According to New York Daily News, Ave accidentally shot himself during the incident. In a surveillance video released via Twitter by the NYPD on Thursday, the rapper appeared to be bleeding from the leg while aiming and firing a handgun backstage at the venue.
It's still unclear whom Ave was actually trying to shoot. There have been speculations that he could have been aiming for %cMaino%, who was coming off the stage when the shooting occured. However, Maino's lawyers have ruled out the possibility because "there is no feud between rappers Maino and Troy Ave and never has been."
First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU
As previously reported, multiple people were injured in the incident. One of the victims was Ave's own longtime bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, who passed away after suffering a gunshot wound to the stomach. A 34-year-old man hit in the chest and a 26-year-old woman hit in the leg are in stable condition, according to the NYPD.
T.I., who was supposed to headline that night's show, has responded to the heartbreaking news, offering his condolences on social media. "My heart is heavy today," he wrote. "Our music is intended to save lives like it has mine and many others. My heartfelt condolences to the family that suffered the loss & my prayers are with all those injured."
Rest In Peace Bro. God bless. pic.twitter.com/Vq6qFnq5bC— T.I. (@Tip) May 26, 2016