After a Freddie Gibbs concert last night in Brooklyn, two men were shot and injured outside the venue, Wondering Sound has confirmed.
A New York Police department spokesperson told Wondering Sound a shooting took place at 5:30 a.m. today near the intersection of North 9th Street and Wythe Avenue. One man, a 29-year-old, was shot in the thigh and transported to Bellevue Hospital, while the other man, a 33-year-old, was treated and released at nearby Woodhull Medical Center after sustaining a graze wound to the right hand, according to the police spokesperson. There were no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.
Gibbs, who teamed up with producer Madlib for on new album Piñata (see our photo gallery Freddie Gibbs + Madlib @ The Observatory, April 3, 2014), had been performing at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Reps for Gibbs and Rough Trade didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Gibbs posted a photo of himself on social media earlier today, writing: “Yep. Still Livin. Thanks NYC.”
Gibbs was the target in the shooting, the Indiana rapper told The New York Post, which first reported the incident. “They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me,” he reportedly said outside the venue. “I’m still alive.”
Watch Gibbs and Madlib’s video for Piñata‘s “Harold’s” below, and scroll down for Gibbs’s recent Instagram post.