Shots fired at rapper Lil Baby’s concert
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 3/9/2020, 11:03 a.m.
One person was shot and chaos erupted at a Lil Baby concert in Birmingham,
Alabama, after gunfire broke out on the side of the stage, sending the
rapper and the audience running for cover, according to area news reports,
as reported in Variety.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital; a police officer told
Alabama.com that the victim’s injuries are life threatening. No suspect was
in custody at press time. Multiple police officers were dispatched to the
Bill Harris Arena shortly after 10 p.m. after a 1033 — which means officers
need all possible assistance — was broadcast over police radio.
Attendees said that a physical altercation broke out near the side of the
stage, and at least one shot was fired inside. The rapper (real name:
Dominique Armani Jones) was in the middle of performing “My Dawg” when an
offstage altercation apparently moved onstage: According to fan-made videos
of the incident, two men abruptly appear on the arena stage while Lil Baby
is performing, seeking a way out.
After gunshots are heard, the rapper realizes what is taking place and
rushes offstage while concertgoers are heard panicking and seen taking
cover. Shortly after the incident began, the concert was stopped, and
police cleared the arena and surrounding area.