On Sunday, July 12, law enforcement received a phone call that there was a disturbance outside of Hollywood Hills home, at 4:30 a.m.
When police arrived, bystanders reported that there were individuals arguing in an SUV before shots rang off and the vehicle sped off. According to TMZ, when the vehicle was located, police identified Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion, and an unidentified woman in the vehicle.
Police searched the vehicle after identifying an injured Megan Thee Stallion, who reported that she had cut herself on broken glass located on the floor of the vehicle. However, law enforcement discovered a concealed weapon, leading to the arrest of Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, who was charged with one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.
Lanez posted $35,000 bail just two hours after the arrest. He is expected to appear in court on Oct. 13.
Prior to this incident transpiring, Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez were spotted on Instagram Live at Kylie Jenner’s house, located in Holmby Hills.
On Wednesday, July 16, Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram a statement addressing the situation. The Houston rapper stated she was not arrested nor detained by police, but sustained gunshot wounds to the foot and was taken to the hospital where she underwent surgery. “On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me,” she wrote.
Though it is not clear how many shots the rapper sustained, there were four bullet shell casing recovered at the scene of the crime. Nonetheless, Megan is expected to make a full recovery.
Though there is no footage of the alleged shooting, TMZ obtained footage of the three individuals be asked to step out of the vehicle with their hands up.
In the footage, a visibly injured Megan Thee Stallion is seen limping with blood dripping from her foot.
Megan Thee Stallion took to Twitter Friday afternoon to say that she is “hurt and traumatized” by the shooting:
The investigation is still ongoing and the LAPD has since issued a statement asking that anyone who has information regarding the incident to contact that.