A shooting occurred at a TI concert in New York’s Irving Plaza last night (May 25th, 2016) that left 1 dead, and 3 injured. According to reports, Ronald McPhatter was the man killed during the shooting. He was the bodyguard of rapper, Banga.
There were also 3 others injured including Banga himself after he was shot in the leg. He is said to be in stable condition at the NYU hospital.
The shooting happened backstage in the green room at about 10pm shortly before TI was scheduled to get on stage. From the video obtained by TMZ, you can see that there was a lot of chaos in the room before the shots rang out. A total of five shots were fired.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke on the incident Thursday (May 26) morning and stated that “the crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are basically thugs that basically celebrate the violence they’ve lived all their lives.”