Live Nation, Irving Plaza Hit With Lawsuit Following Irving Plaza Shooting


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — A pair of fans who were in attendance when a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza in Manhattan turned violent last May are suing the venue and its owner Live Nation.

According to TMZ, the two fans allege that they were trampled and injured in the stampede after gunfire erupted in the venue's backstage areas during the concert.

According to TMZ, the two fans are claiming that they were left with serious injuries and mental anguish after the stampede and contend that the venue's staff failed to adequately screen attendees, allowing the gun to be brought into the venue.

Rapper Troy Ave's bodyguard Ronald "Banga" McPhatter was killed in the shooting and two others were injured by gunfire. Troy Ave is facing charges in the incident after surveillance video allegedly showed him firing a gun from a balcony in the backstage area.

Troy Ave maintains that he and McPhatter were the victims in the incident. – Staff Writers