A shooting outside rapper French Montana’s tour bus left one person dead and another wounded.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night along Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia. The rapper and his entourage had arrived back at their hotel near Penn’s Landing after headlining a sold-out show at the Theatre of Living Arts. Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small said a crowd formed around the bus, a car pulled up and someone began shooting.
“According to some of the witnesses, they say a car drove by and opened fire into the crowd,” Philadelphia Police chief inspector Scott Small says.
Two men were hit by gunfire. A 26-year-old male, identified by police as Jowann King of Flushing, New York, was shot in the abdomen and later pronounced dead at Hahnemann University Hospital. A 28-year-old was hit in the shoulder; he showed up at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after the shooting and is in stable condition. They are not releasing the second victim’s name at this time.
HipHollywood talked to Officer Tanya Little, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia police department, who stated, “There are no suspects in custody but they are looking for a black 4-Door sedan believed to be shooter’s vehicle.” Little goes on to say witnesses are being “very cooperative”. When asked about French Montana’s involvement in the case Little responded, “He has no involvement in the shooting.”
Montana tweeted a photo early Friday morning of a man in the lobby of the hotel being interviewed by police, with the caption, “nobody got time for this s***.”’
This shooting eerily follows a drive-by attempt made on Rick Ross in Florida on Jan 28. French, who was with Ross at the time of the incident, told MTV News that it made him more aware.
“I was with him that night. It was his birthday at Club Liv. I was like the last person that walked him to the car before he drove off,” he said. “When it’s your birthday, you think everybody loves you. You’re not thinking nothing of it … You just always gotta protect yourself.”