Violence continues to follow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Just one day after getting into a scuffle with Young Jeezy’s camp at a local clothing store, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that eight young men—ranging in age from 14 to 18—were shot following the “O Let’s Do It” rapper’s concert in Indiana.
According to the Post-Tribune, the shooting took place in the parking lot of the World of Skates in Gary, Indiana, following Flame’s set last Friday (March 5). The victims suffered wounds in the legs, wrist, stomach and back. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Cmdr. Michael Mallett told the Post-Tribune that he believes a hype man that took to the stage before Flocka may have been responsible for igniting the incident, by dividing the audience into East vs. West.
“The kids have separated themselves into East and West sides,” he said. “They’ve been doing it for many years now, but it’s gotten worse, especially when you have entertainers making references to East Side vs. West Side. The youth in our community have taken it to heart.”
One of the victims has described his assailant as a Black man with dreadlocks who was wearing a red hat. As of press time police have not made any arrests.
As previously reported, Waka was also, just recently a victim in a shooting of his own. The Gucci Mane associate suffered two gunshot wounds in a botched robbery attempt last January. —Elan Mancini