beanie sigel shot

Absolutely terrible news. According to local New Jersey news reports, Beanie Sigel was shot this morning in the Jersey Shore suburb of Pleasantville. Press of Atlantic City reports he was shot in the torso and is being treated at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

Beanie was just released from prison in August, after serving two years on tax evasion. And since then he’s been confined to Philadelphia, staying at a halfway house. Not sure whether he had clearance to travel outside the state to NJ when he was shot.
This is a disturbing turn of events when things were just starting to look up. A few weeks ago Beanie sounded sharp on his first post-prison lyrical appearance with Young Chris.

Sigh. We’ll keep you updated.

Details about the shooting and local news footage after the jump…

Press of Atlantic City has footage from the scene of the shooting in Pleasantville, along with the news that another man was also injured but not shot and refused medical treatment:

Sigel was shot in the torso and transported to AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center’ city campus. Police confirmed the victim as Dwight Grant, which is Sigel’s real name.
The second victim reportedly refused medical treatment on the scene, the cause or extent of the injury was not immediately available.

The shooting was reported at 9:25 this morning at 834 Spruce Ave. No information on additional victims or the shooter was immediately available.

Just this past week, Beanie was spotted in what looks like a State Property reunion photo, alongside Oschino, Freeway, Neef, Young Chris, Sparks, and Peedi Crakk. Our sources tell us, the whole crew got together to discuss a possible State Property tour.

State Property Beanie Sigel group photo

UPDATE: A confirmed friend of Beanie’s, @Pawn2KingCMD tweeted a photo in response to @DragonflyJonez questions about the shooting…There were reactions that the photo was outdated and this “friend” has since deleted the tweet. What a terrible way to mislead and give false hope to fans. We fell for it as well. Apologies for sharing it on our timeline.
Here is a screengrab:

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UPDATE 2: Just as we feared, the earlier optimism was unfounded. Now there are conflicting reports on Beanie’s condition. The bullet may have entered his torso and exited out his back. While MTV reported his injuries were not life-threatening, NBC Philadelphia has updated their story saying Beanie Sigel is in critical condition.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was hit in the back, his attorney Fortunato Perri, Jr. told NBC10. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and is currently in surgery. Police originally believed Sigel was shot in the stomach.

Another man was injured in the altercation, but was not shot, police said. He is being questioned by detectives.

Perri, Jr. said Sigel had just returned home from dropping his kids off at school when he came upon some sort of physical altercation near his house. The attorney said it appears Sigel was not the intended victim.

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Also, a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer posted this:

UPDATE 3: According to the AP, Sigel has awaken afternoon surgery.

Authorities and Sigel’s lawyer initially called the wound life-threatening, but hospital officials told police that the 40-year-old rapper was awake Friday afternoon after surgery, Pleasantville police Chief Jose Ruiz told The Associated Press. Investigators were on their way to try to interview him, he said.

UPDATE 4: Lynda Cohen of the AC Press has updates on Sigel’s condition.

UPDATE 5 (1/5): Fellow State Property member and friend of Sigel’s Neef Buck confirms the rapper was released from hospital on Monday afternoon.

Alhamdulillah !!!! Masha allah !!! MY BOY IS HOME !!!!! @beaniesigelsp 🙌

A photo posted by Neef Buck (@neef_buck) on

UPDATE 6 (1/7): According to TMZ, doctors were forced to remove one of Beanie Sigel’s lungs due to the damage caused by the bullets. Meanwhile, the shooter is still on the loose.

It was not elective surgery. Doctors just couldn’t save the organ because it was riddled with fragments from a bullet someone fired into his stomach last month.

A lobectomy can lead to various complications, including infection, blood clots and not least continued pain in the chest area. Coupled with a loss of stamina and required breathing therapy, it looks like Beans will be out of action for a while.

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