Several attendees were injured this weekend at a concert featuring Texas rapper Lil Flip. According to multiple reports, two gunmen opened fire at the crowd attending an April 20th rally at Civic Center Park in Denver, Co. The rapper himself was onstage performing as the shots rang out.
A woman and a man were both shot in the leg, with a minor child reportedly rushed to the hospital for a grazing. Several other injuries were sustained by various people in attendance, as well as some fans being trampled as the crowd attempted to run from the shooting. “Lots of people had different ideas of what was happening,” one witness only identified as “Kyle” told the Denver media. “Some people were yelling, ‘Explosion!’ Some people were yelling, Gunshots! We couldn’t really tell if it was coming from the stage or from the side because there were just so many people literally just running at other people.”
The investigation is being handled by the Denver Police Department’s Gang Unit. “Everybody in this world has a camera nowadays, so if anybody has any pictures that might assist us, we’d like those as well,” said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson.
The department has gathered some information on the incident–including what is believed to be cameraphone footage that features the suspect walking in a crowd attempting to move away from the scene.
“We are seeking this individual, as we believe he assisted the primary suspect after the shooting. He is the black male with a brown and white checkered shirt (walking) between the male in the red shirt and the male wearing the white hat,” Jackson said via statement.
Incidentally, Flip is wanted by law authorities in Louisiana for missing a court hearing last week. The judge held the rapper in contempt and issued a warrant for his arrest.
Last month, a concert featuring Chicago teen rapper, Lil Mouse also ended in violence. Hip-hop superstar Rick Ross was shot at in Florida back in February.