Shooting during Yo Gotti concert at Epic leaves one dead
|Photo by Pat O'Brien|
|The intersection of First Avenue and Fifth Street on Saturday night.|
At least one shot was reportedly fired during a set by the Memphis rapper's opener, YG. Soon after, between 30 and 40 police cars responded to the intersection of First Avenue and Fifth Street.
This story is still developing.
Some choppy audio of a 911 call is here. On the recording, an unidentified voice says, "One shot fired inside Epic."
According to Minneapolis police, they were on the scene shortly before 1 a.m. The victim was found on the sidewalk. Later in the 911 recording, there's a call for an ambulance, and it says that officers are doing CPR on a victim.
Officers on the scanner can be heard saying, "We need the entire block shut down. The entire block is a crime scene." Later, northbound Second Avenue was shut down at Sixth Street. Eventually Epic was evacuated.
Reports suggest that a verbal altercation took place between the victim and the suspect inside the club. According to witnesses, the suspect shot the victim and then ran away. The victim was pronounced dead after he was taken outside. Homicide investigators are talking to witnesses. Despite earlier accounts to the contrary, no arrests have been made.
According to Star Tribune, the as-yet unnamed victim was from the North Side and was previously known to the police.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim," says Epic General Manager Beecher Vaillancourt. "So sad and unnecessary."
As we receive more information about this story, we will update further. If you were at the event, please send us your accounts of the evening to gimmenoise [at] citypages.com