One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside a nightclub where Nas had attended a Lollapalooza aftershow party thrown in his honour, according to reports.
The rapper had performed earlier in the day at the festival in Chicago, and later performed again at the House Of Blues before appearing at the unofficial aftershow party at the Bodi nightclub on the city’s Near North Side.
Police told the Chicago Tribune a 32-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in an alley just before 4am in the 800 block of North Orleans near the club. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and has since been named as Martrell Ross. Another man, 21 years old, was found on a pavement outside the club with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was taken to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Police patrolling the area at the time of the shooting said they heard gunfire and saw a man running from the scene. Officers pursued the suspect and one officer opened fire, but according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic, the fleeing man managed to escape.
A source close to the scene informed Revolt that Nas was escorted out of the nightclub prior to the incidents, which were allegedly the result of an earlier skirmish between security and a patron who was later ejected from the venue.