View Full Version : Shooting After Jim Jones Rap Concert in VA Beach Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured
09-23-2006, 11:13 AM
One person died and three others were injured in a shoot-out that erupted early this morning (Sept. 22) after a Virginia concert last night by Dipset rapper Jim Jones, sources reported.
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at the Miami Restaurant and Lounge in Virginia Beach.
Witnesses allege that multiple shots were fired, and one male victim was taken away in an ambulance after the club was placed on lockdown by local police.
"The shooting occurred when the club was clearing out," Virginia Beach Police media relations officer Margie Long told AllHipHop.com. "We are still conducting interviews, because there were numerous shooters. One victim died and the [other] victims suffered serious injuries. One victim was flown out by helicopter to [a] local trauma center."
The name of the victim was not released, pending notification of next of kin.
No arrests were made in the shooting, and the motive of the crime is being investigated.
In July, a concert featuring fellow Dipset member Juelz Santana turned violent at a club in Allentown, Penn.
Two people were arrested and four were treated for minor injuries in that incident.
Now Thats a damn shame. Why is that when there is a shooting after a music concert its usually a rap concert? Thats bad publicity for hip hop culture and creates in the media a wrong vision of hip hop as a violent music. KRS said it over a decade ago "Stop the violence in Hip Hop"
09-23-2006, 01:06 PM
That's what happens at hip-hop concerts ecspecially Dip-set being Bloods and all!
09-23-2006, 01:10 PM
Oh shit why didn't I hear about this earlier. I probably woulda been at the concert as well. Cats down at the oceanfront are all punk pussies that think a gun makes 'em hard. I never heard of that venue though.
rap shows = some1 is gonna get shot....old news different group
09-23-2006, 01:21 PM
I found the article written in the local paper and found it online.
Fatal shooting could spur Beach crackdown on rowdy nightclubs
On Friday, crime tape crosses the parking lot at Miami Restaurant & Lounge in Virginia Beach, where about 100 people attended a hip-hop show Thursday night. Gunfire killed one and injured six early Friday.
© September 23, 2006
VIRGINIA BEACH - A deadly shooting outside a crowded nightclub on General Booth Boulevard early Friday has prompted the state liquor agency to investigate whether the club violated its license.
A city councilman speculated that the violence also may spark Virginia Beach to increase its efforts to muffle troublesome bars and nightclubs.
The shooting at Miami Restaurant & Lounge, where a hip-hop artist performed Thursday night, left at least six injured. Lance Hyman, 23, of the 400 block of Birmingham Street in Norfolk, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they had no suspects and asked the public for help in identifying the gunmen.
The City Council has tried repeatedly to control noise and rowdy behavior to bolster the family-friendly image of the city - and more specifically, the Oceanfront.
Friday's shooting could force the city to clamp down on other areas as well.
"Being a young guy," Councilman Ron Villanueva said, "we want a nightlife in Virginia Beach." But he added, "We want it to be safe. This puts a blemish on that. It's unfortunate."
Officials with the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control launched an investigation into the establishment's license but would not specify what they were looking for.
The confrontation shortly before 2 a.m. was sparked by a dispute among some of the nightclub patrons as the club was closing, police said.
At least 100 people had jammed the business for a show by Jim Jones, a hip-hop artist and CEO of Diplomat Records. Police and emergency personnel received the call and responded to the 1500 block of General Booth Blvd., near Dam Neck Road.
"When officers got here, people were bailing out of the parking lot and people were still shooting out here," said Margie Long, a police spokeswoman.
Amid the confusion, the nightclub closed. But midday Friday, bottles of champagne were still strewn across the pavement, along with a crushed pair of designer sunglasses. Among the items abandoned during the melee: a black bandanna, diamond tennis bracelet, do-rag and hair weave.
White spray-painted rectangles marked where some of the gunfire erupted. In one parking space, shattered tinted windows and blood pooled near a drainage grate.
Six people with gunshot wounds were transported to trauma centers in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, said Bruce Nedelka, a spokesman for the city's emergency medical services department. The most serious victim was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Long said that others who might have been injured left before police arrived or were taken to the hospital.
Miami Restaurant & Lounge received a liquor license in February, when it opened. It has one violation - for bad checks, according to Kristy Smith, an ABC spokeswoman.
When the establishment opened its doors, officials were concerned that the business was operating as a bar, not as a restaurant. The nightclub was shut down a short time later because of fire code violations, but the owners have since complied, Villanueva said.
Earlier this month, Virginia Beach's Planning Commission endorsed a proposal that would require new bars and nightclubs to get council permits.
The plan also would require existing bars to get council permission to expand beyond their occupancy limits. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposal Oct. 10.
Had the proposed law been in place, Villanueva said, the conditional use to operate as a nightclub might not have been allowed.
The property, near a self-storage facility and shopping center, used to house a Golden Corral and a Crawdaddy's restaurant.
On Friday morning, investigators interviewed patrons to sketch a description of the suspects and find out what precipitated the shooting.
Detectives removed several bullet casings and towed away vehicles that had been struck by bullets.
Police are not sure whether the shooting is gang-related.
09-23-2006, 05:44 PM
who the fuck would go see those goons anyway, "I'm not saying they deserve to get shot, but I understand".
09-23-2006, 05:45 PM
Too bad actually, violence is a bad thing, even if their choice in music circles the bowl 5 times before it goes down
09-23-2006, 05:52 PM
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