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ScHoolboy Q Shooting in Denver Was Not Random, Police Say

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Rapper ScHoolboy Q was not hurt in a shooting that occurred after a Nas concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on Thursday (June 19). However, local authorities believe that the shooting was likely not a random act of violence.

“It does appear to be a targeted shooting rather than random,” said Jacki Kelley, a rep for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday (June 21). “I don’t know that we have any understanding about why this occurred.”

As we previously reported, ScHoolboy Q, along with three men, were in a white SUV when an unidentified man with a rifle shot at them. The TDE rapper, and another man, were arrested and detained by police briefly but was later released.

According to the Associated Press, one man was released from Denver Health Medical Center on Friday (June 20) and two other men continue to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, a team of investigators continued to scour the scene for any evidence from the shooting. “We’re trying to identify and locate the suspect,” said Kelley.

ScHoolboy Q, whose real name is Quincy Matthew Hanley, went on Twitter Friday to inform his fans that he was safe and well.

“[I'm] str8…… don’t trip,” he tweeted. “And IM STILL GOING TO ICELAND 2MORROW, & NEW YORK WEDNESDAY.”

Nas and Flying Lotus also performed at the Red Rocks concert that benefited three charity groups, including the Gang Rescue and Support Project of Denver. Kelley said she did not know if Thursday night’s shooting was gang-related.

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