UNION SQUARE, Manhattan --Rapper Troy Ave was one of four people shot in a third-floor green room at the venue Irving Plaza Wednesday night, before a T.I. performance.
One man died from his injuries.
At 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the rapper T.I. was about to take the stage at the 1,025-person ballroom-style music venue when the shooting began.
It's not yet known how many people were inside the building at 17 Irving Place during the shooting.
Troy Ave, 30, whose real name is Roland Collins, was the first person shot. He was hit in the leg and is expected to recover. He was taken to the hospital.
A 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach and pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital. A 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and is stable at Bellevue Hospital.
A 26-year-old woman also was shot in the leg and was taken to Bellevue in stable condition.
No arrests were made and no one is in custody.
The shooting is not believed to be connected to TI, who left the green room before the shots were fired. But an appearance scheduled for later in the night at another club, 1 Oak, was canceled and police closed the club for a period.
Rappers Maino and Uncle Murda were performing when the shooting started. Officials said Thursday that the incident appears to be an ongoing dispute between two people that escalated. The NYPD is looking into whether the shooting was linked to a fight between crews associated with Maino and Troy Ave.
There were metal detectors for T.I. concert-goers at Irving Plaza. All the people in the green room were credentialed. Officials said there are no metal detectors for VIPs in the green room.
Detectives know who was in the green room and will interview everyone there at the time of the shooting. They also will look at video footage from inside and outside the venue, and check nearby businesses for video. Ballistics were recovered from the green room area.
Video from inside the concert hall was posted on social media moments after the shooting:
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