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Police are searching for a brazen girl gang wearing green bodysuits that attacked and robbed several women in a NYC subway.

The incident happened on the N train in Astoria around 2 a.m. Sunday. Cell phone video posted by @CrimeInNYC on Twitter shows six females wearing green bodysuits board the train and immediately begin attacking two female passengers. The women were robbed of their money, valuables, and cell phones in the brutal attack.

Two men on the train did not lift a finger to help the victims. Eventually other passengers blocked the doors to prevent the attackers from getting back on the train.

According to the NY Post, a 19-year-old victim was standing on an N train platform at 42nd Street when several women grabbed her purse.

There is speculation that the gang believed the green bodysuits would render them invisible on surveillance cameras — similar to CGI green screen effect in movies.

The mother of one of the victims responded angrily against the attackers who are still at large.

"Animals belong behind bars. Make an example of them. What happened to the New York City we all loved? Start fixing it now!"

According to CNN, crime is up 72% in New York City.

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A man wanted in the Sept. 12 murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday, police say.

Freddie Lee Trone, 40, was taken into custody by an FBI-led fugitive task force at about 1 p.m., a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

Trone was charged earlier in the day with one count of murder, 2 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, the District Attorney's Office said.

His 17-year-old son, who was arrested Tuesday, was also charged with murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
 
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The teen's stepmother, Shauntel Trone, 38, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on Thursday. Shauntel and Freddie Lee Trone are married.

The teenager made an initial appearance in juvenile court and was ordered to return to court next month. He is being held in the juvenile jail without bond.

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PnB Rock was eating lunch with his girlfriend, Stephanie, at a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles restaurant when the teen approached their table and demanded his custom jewelry.

Words were exchanged and a scuffle ensued. The teen allegedly shot Rock multiple times in the upper torso and robbed him of several gold and diamond chains. Rock was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 30.

Freddie Lee Trone is believed to be the getaway driver. He was released from jail about a month before the shooting. Police say both father and son are members of the 87 Gangster Crips street gang.

Rock was allegedly killed because he failed to "check in" with gang members who control the territory around the restaurant.

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A teenager and his mother are in custody in the murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock (right) at a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in South Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested early Tuesday in Gardenia, police confirmed to Variety.

Also arrested was the teen's mother, Shauntel Trone, 38, on suspicion of accessory to murder, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told the Los Angeles Times.

Police are still searching for the teen's father, Freddie Lee Trone, 40, who is believed to be the getaway driver.

Police say father and son were sitting in a car in the restaurant's parking lot when PnB Rock and his girlfriend, Stephanie, arrived in his Bentley on Sept. 12.

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Rock, 30, and his girlfriend were eating lunch when the teenager approached their table and demanded his jewelry.

Words were exchanged and the teen shot Rock multiple times before robbing him of several gold and diamond chains. The gunman also demanded property from Stephanie before fleeing out a side door and hopping into a waiting vehicle driven by Trone.

There are unconfirmed reports that Trone worked at the restaurant as a part-time cook.

Police say father and son are members of the 87 Gangster Crips street gang. The restaurant where Rock was fatally shot is in 87 GC territory.

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It is a sign of respect for rappers to "check in" with gang members before venturing into their territory while wearing diamonds and other valuables.

TMZ reports that Trone and his son burned the getaway car in an effort to destroy evidence.

Trone was released from jail a month before the shooting.

The LAPD says Trone "should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, you are urged to call 911 for immediate assistance."

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TMZ has obtained surveillance footage that shows Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu, being jumped by five suspected gang members outside his Buckhead, Atlanta restaurant on June 26.

The footage shows Zulu pulled his gun first and fired at his attackers, including Artez Benton, 23, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

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Zulu, 52, turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office on Sept. 13. He was charged with murder, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The footage shows the five suspected gang members arriving in the valet area and make their way inside the restaurant.

That's where the video starts. Zulu gets into a heated argument with Tre'mon Robinson, one of the suspected gang members who was told to leave the restaurant because they didn't have reservations.

During the argument, a man named Corey Crawford (wearing red sneakers) is seen retrieving something out of a vehicle. A source directly connected to the case tells TMZ Zulu's legal team believes Crawford got a gun from the vehicle.

Zulu and Robinson tussled after Robinson chest bumped him. Crawford and Benton rushed over, and Crawford sucker punched Zulu from behind.

Benton is seen punching and stomping Zulu who is on the ground.

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Zulu's female assistant (wearing orange shirt) began punching Benton, but Robinson punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground.

That's when Zulu pulled his gun and fired, hitting Benton once in the chest. Zulu fired a second round which grazed another man in the leg.

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At the same time, Crawford ducked between 2 cars at the left of the frame. He opened fire three times hitting Zulu once in the back.

Zulu stumbled out of the frame and collapsed on the ground.

Crawford and Robinson were not charged with any crimes.

On Monday, Zulu's attorney, Gabe Banks, spoke with Shelley Wynter of WSB Radio's Word On the Street.

Banks told Wynter that Benton and the other gang members "actually attacked Zulu from behind and continued to beat him down, punch and stomp him while he was in a defenseless posture on the ground. That is undisputed."

Banks confirmed that the Atlanta Police Department obtained arrest warrants and charged Zulu. And that Fulton County DA Fani Willis did not charge Zulu with any crimes.

Another insider told Sandrarose.com that Zulu will not take a plea deal from Willis. His case will go to trial.

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Rapper Lil Baby's 4PF artist Dirty Tay, real name Kentavious Wright, was arrested and charged with allegedly shooting a 3-year-old boy in the head.

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Wright, 24, was arrested during a traffic stop in Atlanta on Friday, August 19. He is charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder, cruelty to children and gang-related charges.

The drive-by shooting occurred on August 3, at a traffic light at the intersection of Peters Street and Chapel Street in Atlanta.

Dajuan Jewell and his son were leaving a barbershop when a car that was driving erratically pulled alongside his car and someone opened fire.

In a Facebook video, Atlanta police said the shooting was "targeted" and meant for Jewell.

Wright denied the charges against him in a post on Instagram. He is being held in the Fulton County Jail without bond.

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Wright is a member of rapper Lil Baby's 4PF (4 Pockets Full) street gang, a faction of the notorious Bloods gang.

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Lil Baby is currently on tour with R&B singer Chris Brown.

Lil Baby's record label imprint is also called 4PF. There is speculation that Lil Baby and his 4PF gang are on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' short RICO indictments list.

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Chicago police named rapper King Von (left) as the gunman in the 2012 murder of gang banger Modell McCambry. Police said King Von, real name Dayvon Bennett, was the lone gunman in McCambry's murder.

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Bennett, who was killed on Nov. 6, 2020 in Atlanta, was also named in the murders of Gakirah "KI" Barnes (pictured) and drill rapper Marc "Lil Marc" Campbell (both killed in 2014).
 
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Police say Bennett also shot and wounded a Chicago man named Miles Turner in 2014.

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Bennett (pictured) had a habit of taking to social media to taunt his victims after killing them.

On the day he killed McCambry in 2012, Bennett tweeted "Who died!!!"

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Detectives interviewed a witness, a friend of one of Bennett's baby mamas named Kema.

The witness stated that Kema started dating Bennett around 2018. When Kema sent a photo of Bennett to the witness's cell phone, she immediately recognized him as the man who killed her relative, McCambry.

When the witness told Kema not to bring Bennett around her home because he killed her relative, Kema honored her request, but she continued dating Bennett and even had a baby by him.

Bennett is suspected in the murders of at least 10 Chicagoans since 2012.

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Chicago police are investigating reports that rapper FBG Cash's killers may have placed an Apple AirTag on his Kia SUV to easily track him after he left a club an hour before he was killed.

The 31-year-old drill rap legend was shot 13 times and killed in the early morning hours of June 10 in Chicago.

Surveillance video shows a black Cadillac blocking FBG Cash's Kia SUV at an intersection on the 1600 block of W. 81st Street. 2 men jumped out of the car and opened fire. Cash tried to flee on foot but he was gunned down.

The suspects remain at large.

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FBG Cash's five surviving children took a photo with a life-size cutout of their father at his funeral in Chicago last week.

Now there are rumors that the killers placed an Airtag on the undercarriage of his Kia SUV before he left a nightclub the morning of his murder.

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Apple released the first generation AirTags in 2021 to track the location of misplaced items such as keys and wallets.

But Apple has delayed launching second generation AirTags due to widespread news reports of criminals using the tracking devices to stalk victims.

A second generation AirTag may be equipped with anti-tracking features to prevent lawbreakers from using them to commit crimes.
 

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A teenager who killed a woman during a "gang-related lover's quarrel" will spend the rest of her life in prison.

A Lawrenceville, Georgia judge handed down a 140-year prison sentence to 17-year-old Damia Mitchell on Monday, June 20.

Mitchell was tried as an adult and convicted of killing 20-year-old Faith Burns in a Dacula, Ga. subdivision on Valentine's Day 2021.

Police say Mitchell, of Snellville, fired 19 gunshots at the home because she was upset with her ex-girlfriend who was inside the home.

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Investigators say Burns (pictured) and Mitchell knew each other. Burns was dating Mitchell's ex-girlfriend.

Police eventually arrested four other teenage girls who showed up with Mitchell to fight her ex.

Prosecutors called the shooting "a gang-related lover's quarrel" and that the girls were members of a violent street gang.

Court documents obtained by 11 Alive News state Mitchell was associated with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, an Atlanta faction of the notorious Bloods street gang based in Los Angeles.

Mitchell had sent text messages to her ex warning her that she planned to shoot up her house and assault her.

A jury convicted Mitchell of voluntary manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of street gang terrorism.

Mitchell's family called the prison sentence excessive and said it deprived her of growing up and having her own children one day.

"I just know something needs to be done. What they did in court wasn't right," Vanissa Jackson, Mitchell's mother, said. "She is not the shooter. She didn't do this."

"These gang charges, those were just trumped up charges, false charges they put on my child," Jackson, said. "She's not affiliated with gang members. She's not in a gang."

Mitchell's aunt, Lena Hall, said the 140-year sentence would rob the child of her adulthood.

"No record, a child. She won't even get the opportunity to live her life, have her own kids," Hall told Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas.

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Kennedy Collins and Jocelyn Spencer, both 17, were arrested on felony murder and aggravated assault charges earlier this year. Thomas reports the girls reached plea deals with the prosecutor's office on Tuesday, June 21.

Janae Washington and Diamond Giminez also agreed to plea deals. Spencer, Collins and Giminez all received four years in prison. While Washington was sentenced to 2 years.

Mitchell's family say she is happy her friends received lighter sentences.

"They got the same charges. She is happy for them," Mitchell's mother said. "They made an example out of my baby."

"Basically they're saying you'll never see daylight ever again in your life," Jackson said. "They want my baby to die in jail for something that’s false and bogus."

"It's excessive sentencing, improper handling of evidence," Mitchell's father Kevin Mitchell said. "How can we trust the system if they roll like this?"

But Burns' father said he feels like he was handed a worse sentence than Mitchell.

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"One thing I would say is that I'm upset with the sentence that I got," Allen Burns told Tony Thomas. "I got sentenced to life without my daughter. Everybody called her my twin. Looked just like me," said Allen, pictured right with daughter Faith Burns at her graduation.

"She's never coming back. I lost my daughter," Allen Burns said. "They might get a chance to see and talk to their children, but we will never get that opportunity."

A GoFundMe account raised over $22,000 for Burns' funeral expenses.

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The woman who drove gang member Eric Holder to kill Nipsey Hussle testified during Holder's murder trial at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, June 20.

Bryannita Nicholson, 35, told the jury that when she and Holder pulled into a South L.A. shopping center on March 31, 2019, she was surprised to see Hussle, since she was a fan.

Hussle was standing outside his clothing store The Marathon and the Master Burger restaurant with a group of friends.

"I said, 'Ooh, there goes Nipsey, he fine,'" Nicholson testified, "I want to take a picture with him.'"

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Nicholson said Holder told her to stop at Hussle's burger joint so he could get food.

She claimed she didn't know Hussle owned the shopping center.

Nicholson said Holder hopped out of the car and walked over to Hussle while Nicholson was looking for parking.

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She said she thought Holder wanted to approach Hussle before she could get to him.

"I just thought he was trying to beat me to go see him before I saw him," Nicholson said.

After parking her car, she joined Holder next to Hussle. She said Holder's voice was raised but she didn't think he sounded aggressive.

"Eric was asking Nipsey, 'Did you tell somebody I snitched?'" Nicholson said.

She waited her turn then took a selfie with Hussle. The photo was shown in court.
 
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"I was just excited, I was just happy, I just wanted to show my Facebook friends," said Nicholson, who hurried back to the car and posted the picture online.

Holder went into Master Burger for some food. He came out with chili fries, and told her to drive around the block, according to The Associated Press.

As she drove, Holder pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and loaded a magazine into the firearm.

"I was like, 'What are you doing?' You put that away, you ain't going to shoot nothing outside my car," Nicholson testified. She added that he did put the gun away.

Holder ordered her to pull into an alley beside the shopping center where he said he wanted to stop and eat. She said he didn't seem angry or upset.

After eating a few bites, he told Nicholson he would be right back and hopped out of the car.

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Moments later, she said she heard gunshots, and saw an older man running. She considered driving off, but she waited for Holder because he may have been hurt.

Holder soon came into view, "power-walking," she said, and got in her car.

"I was like, 'What happened?,'" Nicholson testified. "He said, 'You talk too much. I ought to slap you.' And he was just like, 'Drive! Drive!'" she said.

Nicholson testified on day four of Holder's murder trial. She resumes her testimony on Tuesday.

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Los Angeles-based drill rapper MoneyGang Vontae was killed by a Bronx robbing crew after he flashed cash and jewelry on Instagram.

MoneyGang Vontae, real name Avanti Frowner, posted flashy photos of himself on Instagram while visiting the Bronx, New York with a friend on Thursday. Vontae also dropped his location in his posts.

He captioned his final post, "I got used to counting so much money I got paper cuts!!"

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A robbing crew lurking on his timeline tracked him down and followed him into a pharmacy on Thursday.

The goons stripped his clothes off of him, beat him with an umbrella, then shot him multiple times before snatching his prized gold chain with his rap name, "Moneygang Vontae" spelled out in diamond chips.

The shocking crime was caught on the pharmacy's surveillance video.

Police say the crew approached Vontae and a friend inside the pharmacy and asked if they wanted to buy weed. When they declined, the five thugs demanded his gold chain and other personal property.

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Store video shows several men piling on top of a nearly shirtless Vontae near the back of the pharmacy, as frightened employees fled down the back stairs.

One thug picked up an umbrella and beat Vontae while another man stripped his pants off of him.

As Vontae crawled behind the pharmacy counter, a robber wearing a white tee and a white durag shot him several times, killing him.

One of the thugs snatched his gold chain off his neck before fleeing the store.

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The NYPD released images of the 5 men seen on store surveillance video.

Vontae's friend, who was not harmed, returned to their hotel and told the desk clerk that Vontae had been killed.

Vontae is the latest drill rapper to die from gun violence. On Friday, Chicago drill legend FBG Cash, 31, was shot 13 times and pronounced dead in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

FBG Cash, real name Tristan Hamilton, was a member of the Chicago "Fly Boy Gang", also called the Clout Boyz or "Tooka gang." The best known FBG member, rapper FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly, 26, was gunned down in the city's Gold Coast neighborhood in August 2020.

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Rumors are swirling that Chicago rapper FBG Cash, 31, was shot and killed because he posed in front of a mural of fellow drill rapper King Von.

FBG Cash, real name Tristan Hamilton, was driving on Chicago's South Side at 5:32 a.m. Friday when a black Cadillac blocked his Hyundai SUV at the intersection of West 81st and S. Marshfield. Two men hopped out and opened fire.

FBG Cash tried to run, but he was gunned down in a hail of bullets. A 29-year-old woman who was with him was shot twice in the arm and is listed in stable condition. Cops counted 23 shell casings at the scene.

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Lil Durk (left) and King Von (right) were like brothers. Durk, 29, convinced King Von to move from Chicago to Atlanta and signed him to a record deal with his label. They were both arrested in connection with a shooting in Atlanta in June 2019, and were awaiting trial when King Von was fatally shot in Atlanta on Nov. 6, 2020 at age 26.

FBG Cash routinely dissed King Von and Durk's late brother, OTF DThang, in videos and songs.

FBG Cash discussed his beef with Lil Durk in a recent interview on the "No Jumper" podcast.

Cash said Durk sent him a text message challenging him to take the infamous photo in front of King Von's mural.

"Go over there and do that and see what happen to you," FBG Cash quoted the text message from Durk as saying.

"I'm outside right now," Cash replied in a text to Durk, meaning he was near King Von's mural.

In the "No Jumper" interview, Cash said he didn't regret taking the photo at the mural and posting it on social media. "It was risky, but, like, it's the play I made... I posted it," Cash said.

Rapper King Yella, who relocated from Chicago to Las Vegas, seemed to confirm the rumors that FBG Cash was killed over beef with a certain millionaire rapper.

In a new video, Yella urged gangsta rappers to "do better" and "stop beefing with ni**as with money."

"Ni**as got too much money man... I ain't got nothing else to say. Like, y'all understand what I'm saying. A couple dollars, man. That's all it take, man."

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Chicago drill legend FBG Cash was shot and killed early Friday morning, according to reports.

Cash, 31, and a woman were shot in a car at 5:32 a.m. in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the 1600 block of West 81st Street, Chicago police said.

Police say a black four-door sedan, possibly a Cadillac, approached their vehicle and an unknown assailant got out and opened fire. The shooter then got back in the Cadillac and sped away.

Cash was transported to Christ Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The female victim, 29, was treated at the hospital for gunshot wounds to the left arm and upper back, police said. She is listed in serious condition.

FBG Cash was a well-known affiliate of the late rapper FBG Duck, who was killed in drive-by shooting in Chicago's affluent Gold Coast neighborhood in August 2020.

Cash was signed to Sony Records and had a baby on the way with his girlfriend.

In a video live-streamed several days ago, Cash tells his opps to "pull up on me" after dissing Lil Durk's brother DThang who was killed outside a Chicago nightclub in June 2021 at age 32.

Cash previously dissed King Von who was fatally shot outside a hookah bar in Atlanta on Nov. 6, 2020.
 

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Young Thug's record label/gang, YSL, is blamed for over 50 murders in the Atlanta area, according to the District Attorney.

Thug, real name Jeffery Williams, and rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, are among 28 people charged in sweeping RICO violation indictments.

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DA Fani Willis said Young Thug (pictured left with Gunna) is the leader of a violent street gang that committed more than 50 murders and gun violence around Atlanta.

Willis told Channel 2 Action News that the gang committed 50 murders and multiple incidents of gun violence dating back to 2013.

Donovan Thomas was named in the 56-count indictment as a murder victim. Thomas was killed outside a barber shop in Atlanta in 2015. Thug is accused of renting a 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan from Hertz that was used in the murder.

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"[Thomas' murder is] extremely significant," Willis told WSB-TV. "It occurred back in 2015. And what myself and any law enforcement member can tell you as a result of that the back-and-forth gun violence and murders that have occurred have probably been in excess of 50 since 2015—triggered by that in the back-and-forth between that [YSL] gang and other gangs."

However, Thug's attorney, Brian Steel tells XXL magazine that his client is innocent.

"Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally, and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared."

Thug was arrested on May 9 during a raid on his $2.2 million Buckhead mansion. Additional charges were added after investigators found illegal firearms including an assault rifle in the house.

He was transferred from Fulton County to the Cobb County Jail on May 13. He is being held without bond.

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested in a mass shooting near a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, California early Sunday.

According to DailyMail.com, Dandre Martin, 26, was arrested Monday for assault and illegal firearm possession charges.

"Right now that's really all we're able to share about him," Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester told KCRA. "As you know this is a complex investigation and we're looking for multiple suspects and so we're currently working to identify what his role was the night of the shooting.'"
 
Original post published on April 4, 2022.

Six people are confirmed dead and 12 wounded in a mass shooting near a nightclub in downtown Sacramento, California

The six victims have been identified by the coroner's office. A massive manhunt is underway for the shooters.

Cell phone videos shows the shooting started after a brawl outside a nightclub at the corner of 10th and K Streets around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Club goers are seen fleeing as shots ring out from semiautomatic weapons. Witnesses say a man pulled up in a car and opened fire before the car sped off. Police counted more than 70 spent shell casings in the street.

"I've never heard gunshots like that," one witness told KTLA-5. "I mean, they were just going off."

On Monday, the coroner's office identified three men and three women who were killed in the shooting.

The victims are identified as Johntaya Alexander, 21; Melinda Davis, 57; Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21; Sergio Harris, 38; Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 32; and Devazia Turner, 29.

At least 18 people were shot as they fled for their lives. Four of the wounded were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Democrat lawmakers say there is an epidemic of gun violence in America's blue cities and they believe tougher gun laws are the answer.

Sacramento has seen its share of mass shootings recently.

A man killed his three children and another person before turning the gun on himself at a Sacramento church in February.

"The scale of violence that just happened in our city is unprecedented in my 27 years here at the Sacramento Police Department," Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference Sunday.

Police are searching for at least 2 gunmen. The L.A. Times reported the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
 

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Vince Staples called out major record labels for signing violent gang members to recording deals.

Vince, 28, stopped by Hot 97 morning show for an interview. He blasted record labels for signing violent gang bangers to recording deals.

It's an open secret that labels earn more money if high-risk rappers are killed after they are signed to deals.

"The truth of the matter when it comes to hip-hop in my opinion is like we gotta stop pretending like we care about these people," said Vince. "This is a business, they want to use you and destroy you, get your money and it's better for their business if you're dead."

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Vince Staples says it's odd that record labels hold albums to release when rappers, such as Pop Smoke (pictured) are killed, rather than release the music while they're alive.

"When you hear N.O.R.E. and all those other people talk about the role that their A&R's and executives had in their life, moving them out and doing certain things for them, like when Snoop talks about Master P moving him out to New Orleans. I don't think anyone's doing that anymore. I think they see the money in the violence. Back then, the violence ruined the money."

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King Von (pictured), FBG Duck, Mo3, and MF Doom were among the two dozen rappers shot and killed in 2020.

They all sold more records after they were killed.