Eight People Shot During Rival Gang Tiff at a Rap Battle in North Dallas Night Club

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Not quite the same thing.
Not all open-mic rap competitions are as friendly as the ones down in Deep Ellum these days, apparently: Multiple guns were reportedly fired and eight different people were injured by gunfire late on Friday night during a "Rap-Off Contest" taking place at Rolls Royce Club in North Dallas, near the intersection of Skillman Street and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

According to police reports, the gunshots began at roughly 2:15 in the morning, right before a 22-year-old from Addison named Christopher Kirksey was set to go on stage and perform. Before he got the chance, however, another club patron in line began arguing with him -- and then shoved him -- before pulling out a handgun, shooting Kirksey three times and then turning his gun onto the crowd.

Kirksey and seven others, some in critical condition, were later transported to Baylor Hostpial for treatment.

Police reports say the incident was the result a confrontation between members of rival gangs, the Garland Gang and the Bonton Gang. They also identify the initial gunman and a second shooter, who also fired his gun inside the club, as members of the Bonton Gang (a subsidiary of the Bloods). Police also seized drugs upon arrival at the scene, according to reports.

The status of the shooting victims is unknown at this point, and police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the shooting.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the gunmen fled the scene in a Hyundai Sonata.


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11 comments
BadGuyZero
BadGuyZero

Will Good Records start selling Team Garland Gang and Team Bonton Gang t-shirts?

i heart pete
i heart pete

I bet there was NOT one ROLLS ROYCE at this event.

bruiserbrody
bruiserbrody

The difference between hardcore metal and hardcore rap is that you won't see people sacrificing babies to Satan in the parking lot at a metal show but.......

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

"sputtered away in a Hyundai Sonata" is more like it. 

eh?
eh?

(so yes.... that is racist)

eh?
eh?

Rap battle... RAP.... not hip hop. there is a difference

Ifred214
Ifred214

It's such a shame that with all the great hip hop artists currently on the rise and elevating the culture, that the Rolls Royce brand would be so greatly diminished by the existence of this nightclub.  Senseless trademark infringement.

Dick Hertze
Dick Hertze

Some real gangsters in a Sonata. They are so broke they couldn't even buy good bullets.

Area Man
Area Man

So they can shoot people in a Rolls Royce they just can't afford to drive away in one!

KoeniginLuisevonPreussen
KoeniginLuisevonPreussen

Are you trying to tell me that VIOLENCE was associated with a HIP-HOP event?   You've got to be kidding me!    Isn't that somehow RACIST?

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