Rapper performed at gig on same bill as Nas and Flying Lotus
Police have confirmed that the gunman they are searching for in relation to a shooting in Denver opened fire on a vehicle carrying the rapper Schoolboy Q.
As reported, police in Denver are searching for a man with a rifle after three people were shot outside a Nas concert on Thursday night (June 19). Schoolboy Q and Flying Lotus also performed on the same bill at the show. New reports confirm that the unnamed gunman fired shots into a vehicle carrying Schoolboy Q.
The Denver Post reports that a vehicle carrying three people who were shot was also carrying Schoolboy Q, real name Quincy Matthew Hanley.
Police eventually managed to pull the vehicle over between the West Sixth Avenue and Kalamath Street area of Denver and temporarily handcuffed Hanley after the driver of the vehicle refused to pull over, explaining pictures of the rapper with police that were circulating on social media immediately after the event. Hanley was not arrested.
Mark Techmeyer, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, confirmed that the injured people, who have not been identified, were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. One was treated and released, and the other two suffered wounds that were not life-threatening.
Police state that the shooting took place outside the Red Rocks Amphitheater following 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.
Schoolboy Q released his latest album, ‘Oxymoron’, earlier this year (2014).