A man is dead after a shooter opened fire at rapper French Montana’s tour bus outside of the Holiday Inn on Penn’s Landing overnight.
Police say that rapper French Montana’s entourage was hanging with fans outside of their tour bus at the hotel on Columbus Boulevard and Race Street after a performance at the TLA last night when someone driving by opened fire.
A 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach, according to authorities. He was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital were he was pronounced dead. A second person was also hit in the shoulder. That person is in stable condition at Jefferson University Hospital, police said.
“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,” said Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
Twenty-five people, including French Montana, his entourage and fans are being questioned by police. Three people were taken into custody for carrying guns. Investigators say that someone inside the bus returned fired after the initial shots rang out.
So far, there are no suspects in the deadly shooting.
“…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,” Ramsey said.
Police say that the rapper and his entourage are cooperating with investigators.
Montana is a Moroccan-born rapper currently signed with Bad Boy Records and Maybach Music jointly. He’s best known for his collaborationns with Max B. and Rick Ross. He, along with his group, the Coke Boys, are scheduled for a show today in Boston. Police tell NBC10 they don’t think he’ll make the show.