J. Cole Concert Marred by Shooting, Two People Injured [VIDEO]
J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive concert stop in New Jersey ended in a shooting that left two people severely injured. The incident happened after the show was let out at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., on Monday night (Aug. 3).
According to NJ.com, a witness told WABC-TV that he heard gunshots after some guys made a comment to a girl in the parking lot about her body. An argument ensued and that’s when gunshots rang out. Hundreds of concertgoers that were in the parking lot scattered to get away from the gunfire.
"Everyone started sprinting and stampeding,” said another eyewitness.
State police with K-9 units are continuing the search for the suspect who reportedly ran into the woods near the arena.
Both victims were rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., and both are listed in critical but stable condition.
This shooting follows an unrelated violent incident following the OVO Fest in Toronto on Monday night. Two people were killed and three others critically injured when shots were fired at an OVO after-party at Muzik nightclub. A man and woman were killed, with one pronounced dead at the scene and another victim dying at the hospital. Police have no motive for the shooting and the investigation is still ongoing.
We send our prayers and condolences to the families of the victims in both shootings. This is another reminder that we must stop the violence and increase the peace.