Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lollapalooza afterparty marred by shooting

An unofficial Lollapalooza afterparty attended by rapper Nas ended in tragedy with one man killed and another injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Lollapalooza afterparty marred by shooting

Nas attends the screening of ´The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop´ at The Paley Center for Media.
Nas attends the screening of 'The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop' at The Paley Center for Media. Derrick Salters/WENN.com

An unofficial Lollapalooza afterparty attended by rapper Nas ended in tragedy with one man killed and another injured in a shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident reportedly occurred outside the Bodi nightclub in Chicago, Illinois, where revelers including the "I Can" hitmaker had gathered following the second day of the iconic music event held in the city's Grant Park on Saturday, when Nas performed.

Police officers patrolling the area heard gunfire at around 3.50am and saw a suspect reportedly running from the scene. They then found the two victims close to the club - a 32-year-old man was dead in a nearby alley and an unnamed 21-year-old was lying in front of the venue with a severe abdominal gunshot wound and injuries to his foot and wrist. A weapon was also recovered from the scene. The surviving victim was reportedly taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where police say his condition stabilized.

A source tells Revolt.tv that Nas had been escorted from the venue before the shooting took place. An autopsy is due to be carried out on the dead man on Monday.

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