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There has been a big development in the shooting at Irving Plaza on Wednesday night (May 25). According to the NY Daily News, Roland Collins (Troy Ave) has been charged with “reckless endangerment and illegal weapons possession,” according to sources.

The incident happened at T.I.’s concert at the venue but the shooting took place prior to the Atlanta rapper taking the stage. 3 people were wounded by bullets, and one man was left dead — 33-year-old Ronald McPhatter aka Banga — who was said to be a part of Troy’s camp. Various witnesses have come forward to state that Ave was shooting in self defense, but nothing has been confirmed by authorities.

The report goes on to state that Troy shot himself in the leg and shows alleged video of the rapper shooting a gun at an unknown person. Authorities are awaiting on the results of ballistics tests before they charge Troy Ave with any further crimes.

Read updates below.

Continue after the jump….

(via NYDailyNews)

Rest In Peace Bro. God bless.

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First and foremost my deepest condolences to the family & friends of Ronald Mcphatter who was tragically killed last night. Despite having to cope with more senseless violence. I woke up to the usual FALSE and ridiculous lies being circulated by irresponsible members of the media. What transpired was absolutely NOT the result of MYSELF or ANYBODY IN MY CAMP , ENTOURAGE, TRAVELING PARTY or ORGANIZATION IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. We entered the venue respectfully as always and exited in shocked like all other concertgoers. For the last 5 years Troy Ave, his team and I have had a great working relationship. Not only have we performed and done several songs together but we've had many personal conversations about life our goals and efforts as musicians. Despite media reports to the contrary, there are No "ongoing beefs" or "entourage issues." It always has been and always will be good relations between myself AND MY TEAM and @TroyAve @Hovain @YoungLitoBsB and the BSB crew. Our deepest sympathies again to family of Ronald McPhatter and a speedy recovery to Troy Ave. The movement will not be stopped. #BROOKLYNUNITED #HEARDYOU

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UPDATE: The NY Daily News via the NYPD reports that Troy Ave has been charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. He is expected to face a murder charge.

T.I.’s NYC Concert Ends With Fatal Shooting, 3 Wounded & 1 Dead