Meek Mill Not Linked to Shooting Deaths In Connecticut, Cops Say

Meek Mill Posts Video Saying No One Died At Concert, Then Quickly Deletes
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Meek Mill Posts Video Saying No One Died At Concert, Then Quickly Deletes
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Following a Meek Mill concert Friday night, a shootout broke out. Two victims passed away at the scene.

Last Friday night, rapper Meek Mill performed at a concert venue in Wallingford, Connecticut. He headlined at The Oakdale Theater. Right after finishing his set at 11 p.m.., a shooting broke out. Some news outlets have incorrectly reported that the shooting took place after 1 a.m.



ABCNews reports that in total, gunmen shot four people.  Two died at the scene. EMTs took the two surviving men to Hartford Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital, Wallingford Police Lt. Cheryl Bradley said.  The men were later released on Saturday.

Meek Mill originally posted a short Instagram video on Saturday, calling the report “a lie.”  The rapper later deleted the video, according to My Record Journal.  There’s no word yet on why.  A spokesman for the rapper has yet to comment on the situation.

In the past, Meek Mill has dissed other top rappers publicly. I n July 2015, the rapper called out Drake for using ghostwritten lyrics.  Most recently, The Game dissed Mill on 92 Bars.

According to police reports, Meek Mill was leaving the building and lining up his vehicles.  Suddenly, gunfire broke out.  Concert attendees said they heard shots, but initially thought they were fireworks.  The Oakdale Theater and the surrounding community have not had a similar incident.

Police didn’t link the shooting to either the concert or Meek Mill.  Bradley explained,

“We received a 911 call from an employee at the Oakdale Theatre… The caller reported that he was outside of the Oakdale with a victim who was shot in the leg. Our units responding determined that there were actually 4 victims, 2 with non-life-threatening injuries… 2 victims determined to be deceased.  Everything occurred outside of the Oakdale, it appeared to be near closing, the closing of the event.”

Speaking about the incident, eyewitness David Phipps said,

“To me, I’d have to consider it a one-time incident.  We’ve had absolutely no problems up here.”

James Bozzi, Live Nation head of marketing in Connecticut, said the venue doesn’t have plans to cancel or postpone the rapper’s next performance on January 19.