The shooting took place shortly after 10 p.m. in a green room at New York City’s Irving Plaza. T.I. had not yet taken the stage; instead, openers Maino and Uncle Murda were currently performing.
The man killed in the shooting was Ronald McPhatter, bodyguard to rapper Troy Ave (a.k.a. Banga). McPhatter, who was 33 years old, was shot in the stomach and died in the hospital.
McPhatter’s mother Rose was shattered at the news, and stated that Ave didn’t handle the situation in a respectable way.
“[Ronald] actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him,” she said.
“If he cared about my son as much as he alleged he does, I would’ve received a call from him,” Rose continued. “He didn’t call me. He didn’t call any of my other sons.”
Three other people were injured, including Ave, who was shot in the leg. The other victims, Maggie Heckstall (26) and Christopher Vinson (34), are both in stable condition.
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