News: Jay-Z Concert Ends W/ Stabbing, Victim Rushed To Hospital [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009 3:40PM
A man was reportedly stabbed and rushed to a local Chicago hospital last night (September 8) following a Jay-Z concert.
The incident reportedly took place after Hov's one-night only concert concluded at Chicago's Hosue of Blues venue.
When the concert ended a pair of girls got into an argument, said Police News Affairs Officer Gabrielle Lesniak. Then their men got involved --- one a brother, one a boyfriend. The men started shoving each other. One then pulled a knife and stabbed the other, a 20 year-old man. Jay-Z was not performing at the time. (NBC Chicago)
Police authorities have also confirmed the incident and given a brief account of what took place.
According to Chicago Police spokesperson Gabrielle Lesniak, "The women were exchanging words and it escalated to a small -- shoving match. The men sort of stepped in and it...escalated to where the men got into the confrontation." (Marina City Online)
The victim was rushed to a near-by hospital and an arrest was made.
Police arrested the man on the scene and charges are expected. Meanwhile, the name of the suspect has not been released. The victim, who was reportedly stabbed in the back, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Fellow Brooklyn, New York rapper Fabolous' Pennsylvania concert last month ended with a man and woman being shot and rushed to a hospital.
A man and a woman were shot outside Crocodile Rock Cafe on Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown early this morning following a rap concert, according to city police. The shooting occurred in Crocodile Rock's parking lot off S. Sixth Street around 2:30 a.m. and the two people who were shot were taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest by ambulance, said Allentown Capt. Dean Schwartz. Schwartz said the investigation into the shooting continues. (Allentown Morning Call)
No further information has been released.
Check out a portion of Jay-Z's Chicago performance below: