Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, According to Miami Gardens Police, French Montana did not have video production licenses for his music video filming, which resulted in a shooting.
According to TMZ, Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt confirmed that the shooting was carried out by Montana and his squad.
Noel-Pratt issued in a public statement:
“As a result of this disregard of the procedures, the unauthorized music video production led to an unfortunate situation,” Noel-Pratt said. “If the necessary agencies were notified ahead of time and protocol followed, police officers would have been in place to safeguard the community and assist with deterring and responding, if needed, to any situation that may arise.”
French Montana claims that he was not filming a music video, but was instead "celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant," and that the shooting was a case of the wrong place, wrong time.
According to Miami 7, eleven individuals were hurt in a gunshot outside The Licking. Montana was presently recording a video, according to the report.
Before 8 p.m., police and firefighters responded to reports of shots fired at the restaurant, which is situated in the 17600 block of Northwest 27th Avenue. Law enforcement claimed there are two other crime sites but did not specify where they are.
“We’re still working [the scene]. Yeah, there’s multiple shots, there’s multiple cases,” said MGPD detective Diana Gorgue. “We’re still working. We can’t confirm any numbers at this moment, because everything is still fresh, and they’re still investigating.”
“We had a total of 10 [victims]. Four brought themselves to the hospital, and we’ve treated six transported,” a paramedic is reported to have said over radio transmissions.
Ced Mogul, an eyewitness on the scene, revealed that he was there to monitor Montana during the shoot but observed that they had been robbed of their watch, keys, and wallet.
“[He asked to] call his mother and see if we can get spare car keys and make sure, you know, he’s OK, and then the gunshots went off,” said Mogul, “at least 13, 14, 15 gunshots. It was very rapid, it sounded like an assault rifle.”
As of this writing, no fatalities have been recorded, and no one has been arrested.