Three injured in shooting after Nas, Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus show in Denver

Update 22/06: Police say the shooting was likely “targeted” at the rapper and his crew.

Schoolboy Q and at least four other people were in the white SUV that was fired on at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

They drove to a Denver intersection about 15 miles away, apparently in search of a hospital, before being stopped by police and taken for medical attention, said police. The rapper was not hurt but three other people in the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said: “This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that.”

ScHoolboy Q was detained by police during the beginning of their investigation but later released. No arrests have been made, but police said investigators have received numerous tips and are trying to determine a motive for the attack.

Schoolboy Q reportedly detained at the scene.

Police are investigating a triple shooting that happened late last night outside Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, following a Nas, Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus show.

After the shooting, the victims apparently drove a vehicle into Denver which was found by police at around 11pm. The three injured people were then transported to the Denver Health Medical Center.

According to reporter James Dougherty, ScHoolboy Q was detained at 7th Avenue and Kalamath Street, in the area where the three victims were located – see the photo below, and the top image, tweeted by reporter Karl Gehring.

“We’re trying to figure out what happened,” said a spokesman from Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Many people were still on the scene several hours after the concert had ended. Faithon Lucas, the promoter of the show, told reporters he had been kept “on lockdown waiting to leave”.

Police have asked anyone with information on the shooting to call its tip line on 303-271-5612. [via Complex; Denver Post]

 

Update: Denver’s ABC7 reports that Schoolboy Q was in the SUV with the three victims, but that it is too early to know if he was specifically targeted.

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