1 Dead After Shooting Outside Rapper French Montana's Tour Bus in Philadelphia

Witnesses say that French Montana's entourage was hanging with fans when someone opened fire.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, Mar 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:54 AM EDT
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Police say that shooting happened outside of Rapper French Montana's tour bus last night.

Police say that shooting happened outside of Rapper French Montana's tour bus last night.

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One man is dead and a second person injured after a shooter opened fire at rapper French Montana's tour bus in Philadelphia overnight.

Police say that French Montana's entourage was hanging with fans outside the Holiday Inn on Penn's Landing after a performance at the TLA Thursday when someone driving by opened fire.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach, according to authorities. He was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital were he was pronounced dead. A second person was also hit in the shoulder. That person is in stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital, police told Philadelphia TV station NBC10.

"It's just ignorant. You fire into a crowd and you're gonna hit somebody. In this case, unfortunately, someone was killed. Don't know if they had anything to do with anything, if they were a fan or what," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.

Twenty-five people, including French Montana, his entourage and fans are being questioned by police. Three people were taken into custody for carrying guns. Investigators say that someone inside the bus returned fired after the initial shots rang out.

So far, there are no suspects in the deadly shooting.


Montana is a Moroccan-born rapper based in the Bronx and currently signed with Bad Boy Records, according to his bio. He's best known for his collaborations with Max B. and Rick Ross. His debut album featuring Nicki Minaj is scheduled to drop on May 21. He, along with his group, the Coke Boys, are supposed to perform in Boston on Friday.

Police say that the rapper and his entourage are cooperating with investigators and tell NBC10 they don't think Montana will make the show.

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