A New York Police Department Crime Scene Unit is seen outside Irving Plaza on May 26, 2016 in New York. One person was killed and three others injured at a prominent New York music venue late May 25, 2016 during a show to be headlined by rapper T.I., police said. Concert-goers at Irving Plaza raced out in panic as shots rang out at 10:15 pm (0200 GMT Thursday) during the opening act before T.I., an Atlanta rapper with a history of legal run-ins.Police said a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at a hospital near Irving Plaza, which is near Manhattan's bustling Union Square and the upscale Gramercy Park district. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY


Police have not made any arrests.

Taylor Lewis
May, 26, 2016

Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting at a T.I. concert last night left one dead and three others injured.

The New York Times reports that a fight broke out at New York City’s Irving Plaza shortly before T.I. was scheduled to take the stage. An assailant opened fired, fatally striking a 33-year-old man in the abdomen and wounding two other men as well as a 26-year-old woman.

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Witnesses say that the fight broke out near a private room reserved for rappers, but eventually spread to the dance floor. Once people heard gunshots, they began running toward the exits.

“Right when he was about to go on, I heard two gunshots, and right after, there was a stampede,” Ayo Fagbemi, who was at the venue at the time of the shooting, told the Times. “There were at least three rounds, but after the second one was when people started running.” 

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Police have not yet made any arrests. T.I. hasn’t issued a statement on the shooting, but the New York Police Department says that they hope to close the case soon.