Shooting at Waka Flocka Concert Leaves 8 Wounded
A shooting at a Waka Flocka Flame concert this past weekend in Gary, Indiana, left eight teens hospitalized, according to reports.
The incident marks the third time in the past three months that the Atlanta rapper has been involved in gunfire; earlier this week, the Gucci Mane-affiliated rapper got into a shootout with Young Jeezy‘s entourage, and was previously shot twice during a botched robbery attempt in January.
The most recent shooting occurred in Gary, Indiana on March 6, at World of Skates skating rink, where “chaos broke loose,” according to a police officer on the scene. Eight teenage concertgoers were shot leaving the show.
The teens are said to have all been male, ranging in age from 14-18, and were hospitalized for various wounds, none of which were said to be life-threatening.
The violence may have been incited by a hype man for the 23-year-old rapper, who allegedly took the stage before Flocka appeared, galvanizing the crowd when he “pitted the east side of the city versus the west side.” A teenage witness said “the shooter was a Black man wearing a red hat with dread locks shooting a rifle.”
Waka Flocka is currently working towards his goal of releasing 20 street albums by 2011, if he can avoid the gunspray.