Rapper Benny the Butcher shot in leg during attempted robbery outside Houston Walmart

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Benny the Butcher attends the Dave East Pop Up at PTA Club on November 09, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

According to TMZ, New York rapper Benny the Butcher, 35, was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery on Saturday, Nov. 14.

TMZ reports that the rapper, real name Jeremie Pennick was in Houston visiting friends, before stopping at a Walmart.


Per TMZ:

While they were in their car in the parking lot, a vehicle with five men inside pulled up next to them and produced weapons, demanding their jewelry.

Moments later one of the five men fired a shot into Pennick's leg, and the men fled the scene.

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He was taken to a hospital for treatment, his condition is unknown at this time.

According to TMZ, police say the men who attempted to rob him are also still at large, and Houston Police has an investigation is underway.