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Kodak Black shooting – Gunman who shot 4 at Justin Bieber concert after-party still at large as LAPD continue manhunt

DETECTIVES in Los Angeles are working to identify the gunman who shot rapper Kodak Black and three others over the weekend.

The Saturday shooting happened at an after-party just hours after Justin Bieber performed in WeHo at the Pacific Design Center.

The four victims are reportedly all men aged 60, 24, 22, and 19, and the LAPD is asking for any witnesses to come forward with information that could help investigators identify the suspect.

The party at Nice Guy was a star-studded affair with the guest list featuring Drake, Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Kendall Jenner, and Khloe Kardashian, TMZ reported.

The outlet said Kodak Black, Gunna, and Lil Baby were on the street outside the venue when a fight broke out; shots reportedly started ringing after the rapper took a swing at someone.

Read our live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Kodak Black’s dating life

    While nothing has been confirmed, Kodak Black is rumored to be dating Atlanta-based model and performer, Essence.

    The two were spotted at a Panthers v. Canucks game in January of 2022, with Essence informing her Instagram followers the event was their second date.

    The two are rumored to be working on music together.

  • Upcoming album, continued

    The continue the upcoming LP’s rollout, Kodak released another single called Grinding All Season and a music video for the song.

    The new album will have 19 tracks, including previously released singles like Love & War and the popular Super Gremlin.

  • Upcoming album

    Kodak Black announced on February 9 that his new LP called Back for Everything will be released on February 25.

    He took to Instagram to reveal the album’s cover art.

    Since his debut single No Flockin’ in 2014, the 24-year-old rapper has dropped seven full-length albums and three EPs with Atlantic Records.

  • Four people injured

    Along with Kodak Black, three other gunshot victims, who are 19, 24 and 60 years old, were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover.

  • Return to social media

    Kodak Black has not yet addressed the shooting, but he has been active on social media, where he’s posted his excitement for tonight’s Super Bowl game.

    In his tweet on Sunday morning, the rapper said that he will be rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals tonight.

  • How many albums has Kodak Black released?

    The Grammy-nominated artist has released a total of three albums: Painting Pictures, Dying to Live, and Bill Israel.

    He’s also put out a number of EPs, including the Psychotic & Iconic EP and Happy Birthday Kodak, and a number of mixtapes, including Heart Break Kodak.

  • LAPD asks for information

    Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call Wilshire Robbery Detective B. Romero at 213-922-8217.

    Anonymous tips can be relayed to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477), texting “LAPD” to 274637, or visiting LAPDONLINE.org and clicking “webtips.”

  • LAPD issues statement

    The Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Division issued a news release regarding the shooting.

    The notice says gunshots were fired by an “unknown suspect,” who then fled south from the club. The statement describes the suspect as a black male.

    LA Fire Department paramedics took two victims to hospitals, and two others transported themselves to hospitals with wounds, bringing the total shot to four.

  • Kodak’s POV

    According to reports by TMZ, the rapper was in Los Angeles for business as well as for Super Bowl weekend.

    In videos from multiple different angles, it seems that someone in Kodak’s group of discussion after the party was attacked by someone outside of the group.

    It seems that Kodak jumped into the mix to defend his friend, with the video showing him swinging hits at the assailant.

  • White House statement on Kodak Black

    The official White House statement addressing Kodak Black’s pardon acknowledged the support he has received from fellow musicians including Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty.

    “Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts,” the statement said.

    “In fact, he has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.”

  • Why Kodak Black was arrested

    Kodak Black was sentenced to 48 months in prison in June 2020 from 2019 federal weapons charges. 

    He confessed to lying about purchasing several firearms in background check forms. 

    Police later found two firearms linked to the rapper at crime scenes. 

  • Dark social media posts last fall

    In October of 2021, the rapper deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts just moments after posting a message to his socials about being depressed.

    “So lonely depressed sad & f* up…nobody love me nobody cares…I’m everywhere @ once…friends playin in my head…girls playin wit my heart, wish I can go back to the start I’ll never be famous,” he wrote.

    Things took a dark turn when he followed his first tweet up with:

    “Sitting in my room crying feel like killing myself.”

  • Video footage

    A video obtained by TMZ shows the moments leading up to the Kodak Black shooting.

    The gun used to shoot the four people appears to be visible in the video.

  • Ice T puts out ‘warning’ to rappers

    Following the news that rapper Kodak Black was shot outside an after-party in Los Angeles, Ice T posted a “warning” on Twitter to “Young Rappers coming to LA for the Super Bowl weekend.”

    “LA has over 50Thousand ACTIVE Gang Members,” the rapper and actor wrote.

    “Make sure you play it SAFE. It’s the Wild Wild West.”

  • Criminal history, continued

    Black also pled guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in March 2020, following an April 2019 arrest at the border between the United States and Canada.

    The sexual assault charge that still stands against Black related to an incident in Florence back in 2016.

    According to the Florence County Public Index, Black’s case is still moving through the court system. If charged, he could face up to 30 additional years in prison.

  • Kodak Black’s criminal history

    The musician was prosecuted on federal weapons offenses in May 2019, when he indicated on paperwork that he was not under indictment while attempting to purchase firearms. He was out on bond for sexual assault charged in South Carolina at the time.

    Black was arrested on the weapons charges before his set at Miami’s Rolling Loud festival in May, the BBC reported. 

    One of the guns he bought was used in an attempted shooting in March of that year. Prosecutors said “a rival rap artist was the intended target”.

    However, he had not been charged in relation to that shooting.

  • What happened to Kodak Black?

    Around 2.45am on Saturday morning, a shooting took place outside of The Nice Guy restaurant in Los AngelesCalifornia.

    Inside the bar, Justin Bieber was hosting a star-studded event ahead of the 2022 Super Bowl.

    In attendance was rapper Kodak Black, age 24.

    After a fight broke out outside of the venue, shots were fired and four victims – all male – were struck, according to LAPD.

    One of the wounded was Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri.

    With no life-threatening injuries, all three are expected to make a full recovery.

    The investigation remains ongoing.

  • Who was with Kodak Black?

    A video of the incident published by TMZ shows Kodak Black, Gunna, and Lil Baby talking outside of The Nice Guy around 2:45am just before the shooting started.

  • Investigation is ongoing

    It’s still early in the investigation, so it’s still unclear who opened fire, who the target or targets were, or if it was a lone gunman or multiple shooters.

    Police are asking that anyone with information on this crime call Wilshire Robbery Detective B Romero at 213-922-8217 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

  • What is Kodak Black’s net worth?

    According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kodak’s fortune stands at $600,000.

    Born Bill Kahan Kapri on June 11, 1997, the 24-year-old rapper is better known by his stage name Kodak Black.

    Aged just 17, he gained initial recognition with his single No Flockin, released in 2014.

  • Kodak Black was previously engaged

    In February of 2021, Kodak Black announced his engagement to Mellow Rackz, a fellow musician.

    Within a few months of the proposal, the two called it quits.

  • Where is Kodak Black from?

    Kodak grew up in Florida, where he started rapping at a young age.

    He first rose to fame in 2014.

  • How old is Kodak Black?

    Born on June 11, 1997, Kodak Black is 24 years old.

  • Who is Kodak Black dating?

    While nothing has been confirmed, Kodak Black is rumored to be dating Atlanta-based model and performer, Essence.

    The two were spotted at a Panthers v. Canucks game in January of 2022, with Essence informing her Instagram followers the event was their second date.

    Essence is an aspiring rapper. She released her first song via YouTube on December 10, 2021: Back It Up.

    The rumored couple are reportedly working on music together.

    Kodak has been featured on Essence’s Instagram profile in multiple photos.

  • Police ‘showed up almost immediately’

    “Gunna and Lil Baby left quick and Bieber left out the back about 15 or 20 minutes later,” Beeman added.

    “The guy who was shooting and the guy who started the fight ran off towards the Beverly Center and then went down an alley.”

    “The police showed up almost immediately and they had a helicopter in sky.”

    The LAPD said three men aged 60, 24, and 19 had been injured in the incident while a fourth whose age was not specified was also hurt.

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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