By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Four people were shot, one fatally, inside Irving Plaza on Wednesday night around 10:15 p.m. during a T.I. concert at the venue. EMS transported a 33-year-old man shot in the stomach to Beth Israel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A 26-year-old woman had a gunshot wound to the leg and a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest, and further investigation found that a 30-year-old man had been shot in the leg.
Police said that the man shot in the leg went to the NYU Medical Center on his own, and the 26-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were transported to Bellevue Hospital by EMS. The two victims transported to Bellevue were in stable condition. The 30-year-old man shot in the leg was reportedly Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave, according to the New York Post.
The incident occurred in the green room of the venue while rappers Maino and Uncle Murda were performing as the opening act at the show, the Post reported. The scuffle then spilled out into the area by the main stage, causing chaos and panic among the 1,000 concert attendees.
Police have not officially released the identity of the deceased victim but the Post has reported that his name was Ronald McPhatter. The Post also noted that the shooting erupted after an argument started in the limited-access section on the seventh floor of the venue before spreading to the second floor, where the green room is.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: Troy Ave, 33, whose real name is Roland Collins, has been arrested. The Union Street, Brooklyn resident has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.