After Troy Ave's lawyer put out a request yesterday (June 2) for the public to help the rapper's case with any information that witnesses can provide, The New York Daily News is reporting that the NYPD is using social media to aid in their investigation.

The specifics on how or what online searches are being conducted were not provided, but Troy's lawyer had said, “We’re going to ask anyone who was there, anyone who has any information or anyone who knows someone who was in that VIP room that night — we have set up a special e-mail address. We know some people have problems talking to and working with NYPD — help us. Help me defend Troy.”

Additionally, police have cleared Maino of any responsibility in the shooting, with NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce saying Thursday, "We do not believe that he (Maino) was involved in the dispute.”

In a related story, The New York Times is reporting that police recovered three firearms from the white van that took Troy Ave to the hospital following the shooting. The weapons were discovered in a secret compartment in the vehicle's center console, and included a Kel-Tec PF-9 semiautomatic pistol. Ballistics test confirmed the pistol as the sole gun used during the Irving Plaza shoot out that left one dead and Troy Ave hospitalized. The gun matched six shell casings recovered after the shooting, and police officials have not ruled out the possibility that more than one person fired it.

We will continue to update this story as news develops, with Troy Ave facing charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Read the original stories at the Daily News and Times for additional details on the weapons found.

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