10 people suffered injuries in a shooting outside a Miami restaurant where rapper French Montana was shooting a music video.
Police in Miami Gardens, Fla. told NBC Miami that officers responded to a call of gunshots fired at The Licking restaurant on the evening of Jan. 5.
An altercation had begun elsewhere and ended at the eatery, the authorities stated, adding that an investigation is ongoing.
“Our hearts are heavy and go out to the victims of this senseless act,” The Licking, a restaurant group owned by DJ Khaled with multiple locations, said in a statement.
“We were not aware of a video being filmed and found out last min(ute) French Montana was shooting a scene in the back parking lot. We have no idea what actually took place,” the statement continued.
“The Licking restaurant has nothing to do with the incident and has given police the necessary footage requested.”
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told CNN that upon arriving at the restaurant, emergency responders found “several patients suffering traumatic injuries.”
“As a result of the incident, a total of 10 patients were injured,” they continued. “Four of the patients self-transported to local area hospitals. MDFR transported the remaining six patients by ground and air rescue to local trauma centers.”
On Friday evening, the musician made a statement about the incident on his official Twitter account.
“Last night, I was in Miami celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant. We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & families at this time.”
An eyewitness noted to TMZ that the rapper’s security got him out of the area safely and without incident.