4 Shot, 1 Killed at NYC Rap Concert
TI never took the stage
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 26, 2016 12:41 AM CDT
This image made from video shows people inside Irving Plaza after the shooting.   (Elijah Rodriguez via AP)
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(Newser) – One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist TI was scheduled to perform Wednesday night, police say. It happened around 10:15pm at Irving Plaza, near Manhattan's Union Square, the AP reports. Police say a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. One of the men later died at a hospital; police did not say which one. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. Police say a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own.

Elijah Rodriguez says he was in the VIP area by the stage and that TI was supposed to begin performing around 9:30pm, but "he never showed up." He says that around 10pm, the venue started playing music again, and at about 10:15pm, he saw a line of people coming out from where the performers were coming onstage. "All the sudden I heard someone saying that there was a shot, that someone got shot," Rodriguez says. Video taken inside the venue showed a chaotic scene as concertgoers rushed to the sides, trying to leave the area as a group of people tended to a person on the floor. Representatives for TI, whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., say they're referring all questions about the shooting to police.
 

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