One person was shot dead and three others wounded Wednesday night as gunfire rang out shortly before a T.I. performance at the Irving Plaza concert venue in Manhattan. According to NYPD representatives, at least four people were shot just before the artist went on stage just after 10 p.m.—one 33-year-old victim died from his wounds, and two other men and one woman were hospitalized. At least one of the injured victims remained in critical condition. Rappers Maino and Uncle Murda were on stage at the time of the attack, and multiple witnesses said a scuffle on the venue’s VIP balcony preceded the shooting. The New York Daily News reports the disruption was between crews associated with Maino and rapper Troy Ave. Officials have not corroborated if the altercation was related to the gunfire. At least 1,000 people were reportedly inside the venue, which cleared out almost immediately to make way for police. “One guy got shot in the chest right in front of me,” a witness told the New York Daily News. “Everyone was running, it was crazy.” Police had not reported any arrests early Thursday morning, and the motive of the violence is still unclear.
Video from inside the venue shows the crowd scrambling toward the exit after gunshots rang out.