2 Dead, 2 Injured in Connecticut Concert Shooting

Shots were fired after Meek Mill performed
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 31, 2016 6:58 AM CST
2 Dead, 2 Injured in Connecticut Concert Shooting
Rapper Meek Mills is seen at the 2Pac 40th Birthday Concert Celebration in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

Police say two people are dead and two injured after a shooting outside a Connecticut theater following a concert late Friday night. A Wallingford police spokeswoman tells the Record Journal that officers responded to reports of shots fired outside the Oakdale Theatre after rapper Meek Mill performed. Officers found two dead and say the other two with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to hospitals, the AP reports. Police haven't released the names and ages of the four victims.

Police say no one is in custody. Authorities didn't immediately release information on suspects or vehicles. Lt. Cheryl Bradley says the show had just ended and the Oakdale was closing when the shooting occurred. Authorities haven't linked the violence to the performance or the rapper. Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, was recently under house arrest after violating probation for the fourth time in eight years. (After a 2013 probation hearing, a judge ordered Mill to take etiquette lessons.)

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