Performer on Tech N9ne’s Tour Shot in Buttocks
An opening performer on acclaimed indie hip-hop artist Tech N9ne's All 6's and 7's tour was shot early Monday morning (June 27). The incident occurred hours after a performance in downtown Reno, Nevada's Knitting Factory, in an alley outside of the venue.
According to KOLO TV, the performer was shot in the buttocks after at least 16 rounds were fired in the Douglas Alley between the Knitting Factory and the Old Fitzgerald Casino, where the tour buses were parked. Bullets hit two people and police have apprehended who they believe to be the shooter.
Although initial reports stated that the wounded performer was part of Tech's Strange Music camp -- and that the incident occurred shortly after Tech N9ne's performance -- the label issued a statement refuting some of these notions.
HipHopDX was provided with the statement, which is as follows:
"Earlier this morning in the city of Reno, Nevada an unfortunate incident took place involving a performer with an opening act on Tech N9ne's current U.S. Tour. Nearly two hours after the show had ended, it appears that this performer was the victim of a random and senseless act of violence on a nearby city street adjacent to the club where he had performed hours earlier. By all reports, the victim was talking on his phone when he was approached by six individuals who had not been in attendance at that evening's show. Shortly after, shots were fired and the victim was struck multiple times. He was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition but is expected to recover. Not long after the incident took place, four suspects who had fled the scene on foot were detained and taken into custody by local law enforcement, including what appears to be the main suspect and shooter in the incident. No other info has been made available at the time of releasing this statement."
Tech N9ne's latest album, 'All 6's and 7's,' was released on June 7 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.