Gunman opens fire at TI concert, killing one, three wounded [VIDEO]


tiOne person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist TI was scheduled to perform, police said.

It happened around 10.15 pm Wednesday in a third-floor green room area at Irving Plaza.

Additional video shot inside the venue showed a chaotic scene as concertgoers rushed to the sides trying to leave the area as a group of people tended to a person on the floor.

Police initially said a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest and a 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach. Both were hospitalised in critical condition and one later died.

A 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg.

Police say a fourth person walked into a hospital on their own.

Elijah Rodriguez was at the concert with his sister and they were in the VIP area by the stage.

TI was due to be on stage by 9:30 pm but at 10pm then venue started playing music. Fifteen minutes there was pandemonium, he said.

“It was scary to deal with. When I got outside, like literally across the street, there were a few girls having, like, panic attacks.

One girl thought she saw someone get shot in front of her,” Rodriguez said, adding that T.I was not onstage when the shots were fired.