WU-TANG DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM LA GIG TRAGEDY

A fan is murdered on the way home from a gig billed as 'Killah Priest-Wu-Tang' - but the group calim none of them were booked or performed...

The WU-TANG CLAN have denied any of their members were playing a LOS ANGELES club on Sunday night (July 8) before the fatal shooting of a fan leaving the show.

“The group was never booked and never performed,” said a spokesperson for Loud Records yesterday (July 12). “In fact, no member of the group was in Los Angeles at the time. It is defamatory to the group to report otherwise.”

The show, at the Century City Club, had been billed as ‘Killah Priest-Wu-Tang’ though the spokesperson said Killah Priest had never been a member of the Wu Tang, though admitted he had done some production work. “People mistake him for Masta Killa, who is a member of our group,” she added.

The event promoter Jamie Koz said he had presented the show as one by a Wu Tang member, believing information provided by Killah Priest’s record company.

He explained that he usually books reggae acts for the Sunday night event and that “this is the first time we’ve tried something like this. Obviously, it didn’t work out,” he said. “A very terrible incident happened. We’re not proud of it at all.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, one man died and three more people were injured, two of them seriously, when the bus they were travelling in from the show was raked with bullets by mystery gunmen in a car.

The dead man was named as 26-year-old Tony Lorenzo Galloway. A 20-year-old woman, who was hit in the abdomen, is in a critical condition in hospital. A 30-year-old man, hit in the lung, is said to be in a fair condition. A 36-year-old man was hit in the chest but was sent home after treatment. No names of the injured have been released.

Police have yet to establish a motive for the attack.