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TI Concert Shooting: Rapper Troy Ave Arrested

Rapper charged with attempted murder and criminal weapon possession

Police have arrested rapper Troy Ave in connection to a shooting at a New York City concert by fellow rapper T.I. that left one dead and three others wounded, a representative for the New York Police Department told TheWrap on Thursday.

The rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, was among those injured in the shooting, which occurred Wednesday night.

Collins has been charged with attempted murder, as well as two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, the police spokesperson said.

According to WABC, video footage captured Collins firing a shot inside Irving Plaza, near Union Square, where the shooting took place. He was later hospitalized.

Brooklyn resident Collins, 33, is currently in police custody. The shooting is still under investigation, the police source said.

Ronald McPhatter, 33, was pronounced dead at New York’s Beth Israel Hospital after being shot in the stomach at the venue.

T.I. had not yet taken the stage when gunfire broke out at the venue. Brooklyn-based Flatbush Zombies opened for the hip hop star at the 1,200-person venue.

T.I. mourned the death on his Twitter account Thursday.

“My heart is heavy today,” he wrote. “Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others. Our heartfelt condolences to the family tat suffered the loss & my prayers are with all those injured.”

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