MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (CelebrityAccess) — A 38-year-old suffered a fatal gunshot wound backstage at a Wiz Khalifa concert on Friday night at the Shoreline Amphitheatre on August 22nd.
According to a San Jose Mercury News, officers responded shortly after 11pm to numerous calls reporting gunshots at the concert. At the scene, they discovered a man later identified as 38-year-old Eric Johnson of Oakland with multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson was transported to a nearby hospital for medical care, but later died.
Johnson was a local promoter and label exec, head of Full Pull Entertainment and was said to be at the Wiz Khalifa concert to promote an afterparty with Young Jeezy.
Police described the suspect in the shooting as a black man in his early 20s, with short hair, who is between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a black shirt, a red baseball cap and possibly white pants, police said. Police noted that a motive for the shooting has yet to be ascertained.
Khalifa's next appearance, a Saturday show in Chula Vista, was canceled. Promoter Live Nation wrote that the concert was off and would not be rescheduled due to an active investigation.
On his Twitter account, Khalifa wrote: "This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family." – Staff Writers