Brooklyn Rapper Troy Ave Arrested For Irving Plaza Shooting
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UPDATE #3:TheNew York Daily Newsunearthed video showing Troy Ave as the catalyst behind last night's shooting.
Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 26, 2016
Authorities have arrested Troy Ave, 30, whose real name is Roland Collins. Collins was also injured in the shooting. The newly released video makes it very clear that Troy Ave fired at least one shot inside the venue. He is being charged with weapons possession and reckless endangerment. Detectives are waiting for ballistics evidence to come back to see if he'll face additional charges.
Police are not quite sure if there was more than one shooter, plus who Troy Ave was firing at is still a mystery. According to ABC 7, the video was released because they are trying to identify the other people in the room when the shooting occurred.
UPDATE #2:According toHipHopDX, the man who lost his life during last night's shooting at Irving Plaza has been revealed to be a friend of Troy Ave. 33-year-old B$B Records affiliate, Banga, was shot in the stomach and later was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital by the New York Police Department. Tributes started pouring into Banga's most recent Instagram post.
UPDATE:Brooklyn's own Troy Ave is reportedly one of the victims injured atT.I.'s New York City concert. According to reports, the "All About The Money" rapper suffered a gunshot wound to his leg at Irving Plaza. The 30-year-old, whose real name is Roland Collins, was the first person shot. He was visited by 50 Cent in the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Scary news out of NYC tonight. Earlier this evening a shooting occurred in the VIP section of Irving Plaza during a T.I. concert. Sadly a 33-year old man was killed, while 3 others were shot (2 men and 1 woman). Authorities have not released the names of any of the victims yet, however artistTroy Ave. was apparently one of the 3 injured victims grazed by a bullet (as confirmed by his management).
Details are still scattered at the moment, but the NYPD reports while T.I. was in the building he had not yet taken the stage.Maino and Uncle Murda were performing as the shots rang out.
Police have no suspects in custody at the moment, but well update when we know more. Prayers go out to the deceased and were hoping a full and speedy recovery to everyone else that was injured.
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