Just four months after a shootout occurred following his sold out concert in Denver, it was reported today (April 3) that a man was killed outside of an E-40 performance in Colorado Springs.

According to The Gazette, a local Colorado Springs newspaper, a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center earlier this morning. The identity of the victim, described as being in his late 20s, has not been released and the motive for the crime is unknown. A 22-year-old man by the name of Terry Gaines, Jr. was arrested shortly after the incident.

Around midnight police discovered the victim shot in his car. They heard bullets rang out as people exited the venue and then spotted a vehicle speeding down the road. Following a chase on Interstate 25, Gaines, who was the only man in the car, was obtained and later taken in by detectives.

As XXLMag.com previously reported, in late December five people were wounded after gunfire erupted at another 40 Water event in Colorado. The Bay Area rapper denied involvement in the altercation. "E-40 and [his] management want to state unequivocally that E-40 and his camp were uninvolved in the unfortunate incident at Club Vinyl in Denver on Dec. 27, 2008," a statement sent to MTV News read. "Neither E-40 nor anyone traveling with him was in the venue at the time. In fact, E-40 had concluded his performance and [had] been back in the hotel room."

As of press time 40 has not commented on the latest occurrence. – Elan Mancini