Three injured in shooting outside Nas gig in Denver

Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus were also performing at Red Rocks Amphitheater last night (June 19)

Police in Denver are searching for a man with a rifle after three people were shot outside a Nas concert last night (June 19).

Police state that the shooting took place outside the Red Rocks Amphitheater following a performance by the US rapper. Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus also performed on the same bill at the show, which was a benefit for GRASP, a gang-rescue and support project. Schoolboy Q shared a picture of himself with Nas (above) prior to their performances.

The venue was shut down by police after the incident, which is reported to have happened directly after the gig ended. Thousands of fans were not allowed in or out of the venue’s car park. Authorities say they are looking for a black male with a rifle.

Speaking to the Denver Post, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Mark Techmeyer said: “We’re trying to figure out what happened.”

It is reported that all three victims left the venue together in a white vehicle with two other people after the shooting took place. Police eventually caught up with them and they were transported to a local hospital and are now helping with the investigation.

The Denver Sheriff’s Department stated that no arrests have been made and no suspects are in custody. The local media are due to be briefed later on today (June 20).