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1 dead in shooting outside rapper's bus in Philly

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Philadelphia police say one person is dead and another is hurt after a driver opened fire into a crowd of people gathered around the tour bus of rapper French Montana.

Investigators say it happened late Thursday night as the entourage had arrived at a Holiday Inn Express hotel after the rapper had headlined a show at the Theatre of Living Arts.

Car loads of fans had followed the rapper, and more fans were waiting outside the hotel.

Chief Inspector Scott Smalls says a crowd formed around the bus, a car pulled up and someone opened fire.

A 27-year-old man was hit in the abdomen and later pronounced dead.  Another man was hit in the shoulder. Their names haven't been released.

Police say they don't think the rapper or his entourage were targeted and neither victim appeared to be with the rapper's group."We did find seven spent shell casings, which indicates that at least seven shots were fired from a semiautomatic handgun," Smalls said. "Now, we don't know if that's from the shooter, who actually killed and injured those two people, or it was from – some information we're getting, there was a possibility somebody from the bus or from the crowd returned fire. Like I said, we have three people in custody who all had weapons on them. So, it's complicated at this point. Everything is very preliminary, and we're questioning everybody. We're holding the scene. So, we're going to find out what occurred and get to the truth."

 

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