AraabMuzik Shot in New York, Currently Recovering in Hospital
Update: Swizz Beatz visited AraabMuzik, who is now in stable condition and recovering after surgery. Read the original story below.
The 26-year-old producer, born Abraham Orellana, is currently recovering in Harlem Hospital after getting shot in the jaw and arm. Reports say he was also grazed in the head.
James Malloy, a 32-year-old friend of Orellana's, was also shot in the right leg and is currently in stable condition at St. Luke's hospital.
The two were shot inside the ProPark America parking garage on West 125th St. at around 7 PM last night.
Sources tell the Daily News that they were just leaving a friend's house when they headed towards the garage, where AraabMuzik jumped in behind the wheel of his friend's BMW.
As they drove toward the garage's exit, two men approached the car, and one pretended that AraabMuzik had dropped something, sources say. When the window was rolled down, shots were fired. Police found three .380 caliber shell casings at the scene.
The Daily News reports that the two suspects appeared to have taken a livery cab to the scene of the crime and then fled on foot following the shooting.
This is the second time AraabMuzik has been shot, according to police. In 2013 he was shot in his Providence, RI home during an apparent armed robbery.
AraabMuzik made his name as a Dipset affiliate before branching out into the EDM world and expanding his sound. In 2015 he told NPR, "I have so much music, it doesn't make sense. I gotta just stop letting, you know, putting stuff out because not all of that stuff's gonna be heard or get used. So I gotta cater to the fans and kind of put a lot of projects out and stuff like that. Like I'ma be working on an EDM project now. Real soon, I'ma put a little EP together. A lot of original stuff so that way these people can see that, you know, I can really do this."
We'll update this story as more details emerge.
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