Update 2: Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder and is expected to face murder charge.
He was charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, cops said. He is expected to face a murder charge pending the results of a ballstics test, according to sources. – NY Daily News
UPDATE 1: Maino Says him and his entourage was not involved in the shooting.
First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU
Original Story: Following news reports of Troy Ave being involved in the shooting taken place last night at Irving Plaza in New York, it has been reported that the man who died in the shooting was apart of Ave’s entourage.
BSB affiliate Banga, who was Ave’s bodyguard, was brought to Beth Israel Hospital on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where he was later pronounced dead. Banga’s mother, Rose, told NY Daily News that Troy Ave was at fault for the shooting and bashed him for not sending his condolences:
He actually cared a lot about Troy Ave. My wish is that Troy Ave cared as much about my son as he cared about him. I say that because I watched how my son would always bend over backwards to help him.
Though it was reported by Karen Civil last night that the Brooklyn rapper was grazed by a bullet, it is now reported that Troy was not only firing shots, but SHOT HIMSELF IN THE LEG and allegedly shot Banga by accident while in retaliation. ABC7News tweeted footage of the “All About The Money” rapper firing shots:
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 26, 2016
Troy Ave was arrested at NYU Langone Medical Center.