At least one person has died and three others were wounded following a shooting Wednesday night (May 25) at a T.I. concert in New York City.
Shots were reportedly fired just after 10 p.m. as fans gathered for T.I.’s show at Irving Plaza in New York’s Union Square. The rapper was scheduled to perform with special guests Maino, Uncle Murda and others. He was not on stage when the shooting occurred.
According to NBC New York, three men and a woman were shot in a third-floor green room of the venue. One witness said the gunshots caused a sudden stampede in the audience. “Everybody was having a good time until everybody started running — that’s it,” the anonymous concertgoer said.
Another witness told the NY Times that the shooting happened while a D.J. was warming the crowd up for T.I.
“Right when he was about to go on I heard two gunshots, and right after, there was a stampede,” 21-year-old Ayo Fagbemi, a University of Pennsylvania student, said. “There were at least three rounds, but after the second one was when people started running.”
Gunshots just went off at the T.I concert, never been so scared in my life pic.twitter.com/rn0CjpAuaU
— Marco (@markygeezy) May 26, 2016
— Diana Zuluaga (@dmz75) May 26, 2016
.@PIX11News Deputy Commissioner Stephen Davis said the man critically injured was shot on the second floor. Several victims walked in…
— Myles Miller—PIX11 (@MylesMill) May 26, 2016
A person was just wheeled out. Bleeding. Seemed to be alive.
— Paul Cantor (@PaulCantor) May 26, 2016
Paramedics giving him CPR. Black male. Maybe 30 years old. A little heavy set.
— Paul Cantor (@PaulCantor) May 26, 2016
URGENTE – Así escapaban las personas luego de un tiroteo en pleno show en Nueva York Irving Plaza pic.twitter.com/q2kKBMpOsq
— Urgente y Alerta (@urgenteyalerta) May 26, 2016
“People were freaking out,” Diana Zuluaga, 40, who was in the balcony at the time, said in an interview. Ms. Zuluaga, a Manhattan resident, said the loud music covered the sound of the first gunshot, but a second was more audible, sending people running. It was unclear who was in the green room at the time, Chief William Aubrey said.
Paul Cantor, 34, of Manhattan, was in the back of the club, which he said was filled with about 1,000 people. He said his attention was drawn to a fight backstage that spilled onto the stage. Mr. Cantor described seeing a man falling backward like a boxer who had been hit by a hard punch. “There was a body that came across the stage, sort of with flailing arms,” he said.
He said a second fight — perhaps related to the first — then broke out on the club’s floor. It was maybe five seconds from the time he saw the fights to when people said they heard shots, he said. Sagine Morency, 20, said she “got stomped on” and lost a sandal in the hasty exit.
Three victims suffering gunshot wounds were transported to Beth-Israel Hospital, where one of the victims — a currently unidentified male — died, NYPD Chief of Detectives William Aubry said. The fourth victim was being treated at New York Medical Center.
Now 4 shot at #TI concert. 2 men shot in chest & stomach. Female, 26, shot in leg, serious but stable. 4th victim walked into hospital.
— Stephanie Wash (@WashNews) May 26, 2016
Police haven’t made any arrests yet and they are unaware of a motive for the shootings, however, they are investigating how the shooter(s) got into the venue, which was supposed to have metal detectors set up.
She’s been having a banner year thus far, and Selena Gomez just landed the front page of the June 2016 issue of Vogue Brazil.
The “Come and Get It” songstress posted an excited message to her Twitter account on Tuesday (May 24) to let her followers know the good news- "My first cover for @voguebroficial with @louisvuitton."
Miss Gomez actually has two different versions of her cover- the first in full color and the second in black and white with Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere. Check it out!
She’s thrilled to be the new spokesmodel for Swarovski, and Karlie Kloss was the guest of honor at last night’s (May 24) industry event, held at Top of the Rock in Manhattan.
Joined by Hailee Steinfeld, the 23-year-old stunner rocked a black halterneck dress paired with black strappy heels and bold red lipstick as she posed for the paparazzi.
Earlier this week, Karlie gushed over her new gig- “It's an honor to join the Swarovski family and to be part of the brand's long history of bringing elegance to women through brilliant, unique designs. It's a brand that I've worn on the runway or on red carpets for years and also before I was a model. Some of my first early pieces, from my mother or my grandparents, really special kind of milestone pieces for birthdays or holidays, were Swarovski.”
It’s one of the biggest country music events of the year, and the 2016 CMT Music Awards just announced a perfect pair of cohosts.
Returning for another round of action, Erin Andrews will team with newcomer JJ Watt when the southern-fried shindig kicks off at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 8th.
Andrews told press, "I'm thrilled to come back to Nashville to co-host the CMT Music Awards. I had so much fun last year, and I can't wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together." This year’s performers will include Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.