Police say that the man seen in this security camera image firing a gun is rapper Troy Ave. (Via NYPD)
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Police on Thursday arrested rapper Troy Ave in connection with Wednesday's deadly shooting at Irving Plaza, sources told Fox 5 News. Cops charged Troy Ave, whose real name is Roland Collins, with attempted murder and more. He was also wounded in the incident.
The gunshots broke out backstage Wednesday night after a fight reportedly between two rival crews associated with rapper Maino and Troy Ave. But in a statement, Maino said his team was not involved in the shooting and that he and Troy have always gotten along.
A 33-year-old male victim shot in the stomach was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital, said police. Police identified him as Ronald McPhatter, the brother of Shanduke McPhatter, an anti-violence advocate.
A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg and a 34-year-old man shot in the chest were listed in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital.
The NYPD said security camera video shows a fight broke out in the venue and then a man is seen firing a gun at the crowded concert. Sources told Fox 5 that the man in the video is Troy Ave.
WATCH THE SECURITY CAMERA VIDEO:
WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
The shooting began inside the third floor V.I.P. area at about 10:15 p.m., said police. It is unclear how a gun made it inside despite metal detectors used to scan concert goers.
Maino and Uncle Murda were performing when gunshots rang out again and sent the crowd of approximately 950 into a frenzy.
The NYPD responded with a massive mobilization and remained on the scene Thursday.
Grammy winner T.I., who was headlining the event, was not injured in the shooting and did not appear to be involved, said police.
A police investigation is ongoing.