One person was shot and injured at a Lil Baby show in Memphis, Tennessee, last night (September 7), police and local media have said.
The Memphis Police Department said on social media that officers had responded to a report of a shooting at 10:23 p.m. at 191 Beale Street, which is the address of the FedEx Forum, where Lil Baby was playing.
A male victim was taken to hospital and is no longer in a critical condition. No other injuries were reported and the identity of the shooter was not known.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) September 8, 2023
According to a police press release, the show was cancelled immediately after the shooting and the venue was evacuated.
Preliminary investigations have determined that the shooting was premeditated and the victim was purposely targeted. The police said that they were working with the FedEx Forum to determine how the gun was brought into the venue without being spotted during routine bag searches.
Lil Baby confirmed on his X/Twitter account that those who attended the show would be refunded. “Unfortunately I Couldn’t Perform Last Night In Memphis , Ima Make Sure Everybody Gets A Refund Tho,” he wrote.
Unfortunately I Couldn’t Perform Last Night In Memphis , Ima Make Sure Everybody Gets A Refund Tho 🏽
— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) September 8, 2023
A representative for the rapper did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
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