News: UPDATE: Lil Flip Breaks Silence On Denver Shooting
Monday, Apr 22, 2013 12:15PM
Houston rapper Lil Flip has stepped forward to speak out against rumors and reports which suggest he may have a connection to a shooting that went down over the weekend in Denver.
Despite performing at a 4/20 rally concert, Flipper denied having anything to do with the gunfire.
"I am just grateful that no one was seriously hurt. ...and FOR THE RECORD, the incident had NOTHING to do with the... http://fb.me/PHbF19UU," Flip tweeted April 21st. (Lil Flip's Twitter)
Buzz behind the weekend shooting surfaced online Sunday (April 21).
Lil' Flip was in the middle of a rendition of "Riding Spinners" at the 4/20 rally at the Civic Center Park in Denver, CO yesterday when two men began shooting into the crowd. A man and a woman were shot in the leg and a juvenile was sent to a hospital after being grazed by a bullet. Other (less severe) injuries were sustained when the audience fled away from the stage and some people were trampled. The investigation into the shootings was turned over to the Denver Department's Gang Unit today. Police are currently searching for two suspects. (FUSE TV)
Police have already tried rounding up witnesses and urged concertgoers to come forward with any information related to what went down.
Police asked those attending the rally for possible photo or video of the shootings, and had no immediate motive for the shooting. "Everybody in this world has a camera nowadays, so if anybody has any pictures that might assist us, we'd like those as well," said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. Kyle, a witness who was next to the outdoor Greek theater when the shots were fired, said, "lots of people had different ideas of what was happening. Some people were yelling 'Explosion!' some people were yelling, 'Gunshots!' We couldn't really find if it was coming from the stage or from the side because there were just so many people literally just running at people." (The Denver Channel)
Information on one of the two suspects has already surfaced online.
The suspect, who is walking in a crowd moving away from the scene of the shooting as sirens wail in the background, is seen about 6 seconds into the video, said police spokesman Sonny Jackson. "We are seeking this individual as we believe he assisted the primary suspect after the shooting. He is the black male with a brown and white checkered shirt (walking) between the male in the red shirt and the male wearing the white hat," Jackson said in an email. (Denver Post)