French was engaging with fans outside of his tour bus outside of the Holiday Inn on Penn’s Landing when someone driving by open fired. A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach and rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another victim was shot in the shoulder and is currently in stable condition.
A number of people were questioned, while three were taken into custody for carrying guns. Police Commissioner, Charles Ramsey explained:
“It’s just ignorant. You fire into a crowd and you’re gonna hit somebody. In this case, unfortunately, someone was killed. Don’t know if they had anything to do with anything, if they were a fan or what. When you find people like that, they should just never see the light of day again. I mean that kind of behavior’s just unacceptable. For me, there’s just no rehabilitation for anything like that.”
As he left police headquarters, French told the press:
“I don’t know the person that died.”
Reportedly, he and Meek Mill were still on the bus when the murder occured. French also told investigators he didn’t even know about the shooting until his entourage told him. This comes on the heels of Rick Ross being the target of a drive-by shooting in Florida. This isn’t the first drive-by shooting to occur in recent months. In January, Rick Ross was targeted in Florida, crashing his Rolls Royce into a building after gunmen shot at his vehicle. There are currently no suspects in the shooting.
……UPDATED…..Friday afternoon, French Montana released the following statement on twitter:
My bus was located in the vicinity of the incident that took plac last night in Philadelphia. I had a peaceful concert and was not involved…My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the familiesof the victims, as well as all of those who were affected….
Meek Mill has yet to address his involvement, but did post this message on Instagram. Is he taking aim at French?