Shooting Involving ScHoolboy Q Likely Wasn't Random
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.21.2014
According to police...
Billboard reports that a shooting involving ScHoolboy Q after a Thursday concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater (west of Denver) was not a random act of violence. ScHoolboy Q wasn't hurt but three other people in his SUV received non-life threatening injuries. One of the victims was released from the hospital yesterday.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jackie Kelley said: "This is not just a coincidence. We think there is probably more to it than that. It does seem to be more targeted than random."
No arrest shave been made yet. Kelley said that police have received several tips and are trying to come up a motive. ScHoolboy said on Twitter yesterday that he was okay.
He was with at least four people in the white SUV that the shooter fired on in the foothills. They drove to an intersection fifteen miles away to find a hospital before Denver police stopped them and helped them get medical attention. Schoolboy and another uninjured person were handcuffed for a short time while police tried to figure out what was going on. No one was arrested and ScHoolboy Q is not a suspect.
Nas and Flying Lotus also performed at the concert. It benefited three groups like the Gang Rescue and Support Project of Denver. Kelley didn't know if the shooting was Kelley said she did not know if Thursday night's shooting was gang-related. The Gang Rescue group received five percent of profits. Two other groups received five percent, including Preserve The Rocks (which helps the venue) and Helping Our People Excel (a charity with a food pantry and other services). There were 4,500 people in attendance. The venue seats 9,525. The theater and surrounding park are popular with joggers and sightseers.
This isn't the first time Schoolboy's had trouble at a concert. At a sold out Denver show in March, someone threw something at him and he jumped off the stage to confront the person. Security separated them.