Following an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon taped earlier in the day, T.I. was set to perform at New York City’s Irving Plaza yesterday night alongside opening acts Maino, Uncle Murda, and Anderson .Paak, among others. Unfortunately, the show was shut down early following a tragedy.
T.I.’s DJ was supposedly warming the crowd up when shots rang out through the venue. 4 attendees were shot, with one hit to the stomach being fatal. The man killed has been identified as Banga, who was affiliated with New York rapper Troy Ave, who NYPD confirm was shot in the leg during the shooting.
Today, disturbing footage of the incident has found its way online via freelance journalist and Queens native JonJohnTV. The video shows the venue before the shooting, then cuts to what appear to be the final rings of gunfire as people fled the scene.
As of now, T.I., Troy Ave, or any of the show’s openers have yet to comment on the incident.