The Kansas City Star made it quite difficult to ascertain what even happened [One killed, eight hurt after shootout outside private club in KC, Kansas City Star, 6-23-13] at the black biker club, the Redline Motorcycle Club.
|We lost two aspiring rappers this week, and nine people were shot at a black biker club in Kansas City - one dying - during a party hosted for a local rapper|
Mind you, the Redline Motorcycle Club is a non-profit that promotes 'non-violence'.
But the online editor did disable comments for this story.
Luckily, the CBS affiliate in Kansas City dared tell the truth [Shooting kills 1, injures 8 at after-hours club, gunman at large, KCTV 5 Kansas City, 6-23-13]:
It was a chaotic and frightening scene early Sunday morning at an after-hours club after someone opened fire killing one person and injuring eight others.
It all happened at 3:30 a.m. near East 19th Street and Prospect Avenue.
An officer in the area actually heard the gunshots and raced to the scene to find more than 200 people fleeing for safety on foot and in cars.
That officer located five people wounded inside and outside of the building. The other victims were taken by car to the hospital. A male victim later died from his injuries.
A taxicab driver who happened to be driving by said he was caught in the middle of the gun battle.
When it was over, he saw numerous shell casings up and down the sidewalk.
"There was a shooting behind me, so I drive up to 20th and Prospect to get away from it. Then there were shots in front and behind me. So I put it in park. I started to pray.
At that point ... literally in the middle of a war zone," taxi cab driver John Maddux said.
The man who runs the nonprofit organization goes by "Piper." He said it is called the Redline Motorcycle Club. They were hosting a party for a local rapper when the attack happened.
"We promote nonviolence. We provide environment for people to come and not be a part of situations like this. This is traumatic," he said.
He said his 23-year-old nephew is one of the victims with critical injuries.
There is no word yet on what led to the shooting which started in the club and continued outside.
Police spent the day talking to a large number people who were at the party, hoping for information to help them identify who pulled the trigger.
No arrests have been made.
"This was a very well attended event. Obviously people did see something. We need people to come forward," Capt. Chris Sicoli said.Nine shot. One dead. Eight wounded.
At an event for a local rapper.
Well, this puts things in a much, clearer, perspective.
It would be inappropriate at this point, not to mourn the recent passing of two other budding black rappers.
Passing might be the wrong word: the 'slaying' of two would-be black rappers in New Orleans and Philadelphia is a tragedy - a grievous loss - of incalculable magnitude.
Let's start with NOLA [Emerging Louisiana rapper Lil Snupe killed at 18: report, New Orleans Time-Picayune, June 20, 2013]:
Addarren Ross, the emerging rapper known as Lil Snupe, has died. KNOE-8, the CBS affiliate in Monroe, reported that Ross suffered two gunshot wounds at the Maplewood Apartments in Winnfield just after 4 a.m. Thursday morning (June 20).What a loss.
Ross, a native of Jonesboro, was a protégé of rapper Meek Mill. In an interview with MTV News in February, Ross said that he approached Meek Mill after a tour stop in Louisiana to give him a mixtape. Twenty minutes later, Ross said, he got a call from the older performer, who was impressed with the demo.
The world is a poorer place without the rhythmic proclivities of Lil Snupe to breathe life into the eternal silence of inferior, lowly white bread culture produced by white people.
But Lil Snupe's loss was only amplified by the murder of Jimme Wallstreet in Philadelphia. A slaying that took place just days later [Slaying victim ID'd as rapper Jimme Wallstreet, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 22, 2013]:
When the Philadelphia rapper Jimme Wallstreet learned Thursday morning of the shooting death of a Louisiana rapper, Lil Snupe, he posted a tribute on his Instagram account.That afternoon, Wallstreet was fatally shot on the steps of his mother's house in the East Germantown section.
Police said James Davis 4th - Wallstreet's real name - was shot in the groin at 12:47 p.m. in the 900 block of East Church Lane.
At 1:25 p.m., he was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center, where he was born 34 years ago.Two budding rappers gunned down in a span of a week; worse, nine people shot in a private black biker club in Kansas City, hosting a private party for a rapper, placed a horrible exclamation point on a dark week.
Wallstreet and Lil Snupe, born Addarren Ross, were associates of the Philadelphia rap star Meek Mill. Meek Mill tweeted Thursday, "#ripwallstreet today just was a bad day!"
Move along, folks.