Early Monday morning (June 27), a performer on Kansas City, Missouri, rapper
According to reports from local news outlet KOLO TV, the victim — who has not yet been indentified — was shot at 1:27 a.m. in an alley outside the venue where the tour buses were parked. Though the victim is still unnamed, MTV News learned through a statement issued by a Strange Music publicist that the man who was shot is not signed to the label, but is a performer for one of the tour's opening acts.
"By all reports, the victim was talking on his phone when he was approached by 6 individuals who had not been in attendance at that evening's show," the statement reads. "Shortly after, shots were fired and the victim was struck multiple times. He was rushed to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition but is expected to recover."
Initial reports stated that the shooting took place "right after" Tech's performance. The statement refutes that claim, saying the incident happened "nearly two hours after the show ended" and was "a random and senseless act of violence."
Police aren't sure of the motive and believe close to 16 rounds were fired.
Tech N9ne's latest album, All 6's and 7's, was released June 7 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard albums chart. The rapper, along with labelmates Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Jay Rock, MayDay and Stevie Stone, is on an 82-city tour to support the album.