News: Tech N9ne's Camp Confirms Buttocks Shooting, "He Remains In Serious Condition"
Monday, Jun 27, 2011 4:35PM
Rap veteran Tech N9ne's representatives have come forward to confirm reports claiming a performer on the current All 6's & 7's tour was struck by gunfire this morning in Nevada.
Speaking via a statement, N9ne's camp detailed what reportedly transpired.
"By all reports, the victim was talking on his phone when he was approached by 6 individuals who had not been in attendance at that evening's show," the statement reads. "Shortly after, shots were fired and the victim was struck multiple times. He was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition but is expected to recover." Initial reports stated that the shooting took place "right after" Tech's performance. The statement refutes that claim, saying the incident happened "nearly two hours after the show ended" and was "a random and senseless act of violence." Police aren't sure of the motive and believe close to 16 rounds were fired. (MTV)
N9ne's camp also claim suspects in the shooting have been detained.
"By all reports, the victim was talking on his phone when he was approached by 6 individuals who had not been in attendance at that evening's show. Shortly after, shots were fired and the victim was struck multiple times. He was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition but is expected to recover. Not long after the incident took place, four suspects who had fled the scene on foot were detained and taken into custody by local law enforcement, including what appears to be the main suspect and shooter in the incident. No other info has been made available at the time of releasing this statement." (XXL Mag)
Early Monday reports claimed the victim was struck in the buttocks.
One of the newest members of the performance by hip hop band "Tech N9ne" was shot in the buttocks in downtown Reno this morning. The show was nearly sold out according to the Knitting Factory's web site. It was to feature performances by Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Tragedy. Police haven't said if it was one of those performers who was shot, only that it was a recent addition and an opening act. (KOLO TV)
Outside of the shooting, Tech recently reacted to his All 6's & 7's solo album debuting at No. 4 with 55,800 sold copies earlier this month.
"It keeps getting bigger and bigger right before my eyes. Right when I'm thinking I've done a lot, a lot more comes. That's a blessing, for real, because to be the only independent in the top five," he said. "It was crazy. I don't get no radio play or no video play, it was crazy. But my fans are insanely, crazily in love with me." (Bootleg Kev)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out a recent Tech N9ne interview down below: