2016 is has NOT been Troy Ave‘s year!
After catching an attempted murder charge in a concert shooting that left his friend dead, the Crown Heights rapper was shot multiple times on Christmas Day as he and his girlfriend sat in his Maserati.
Via NY Daily News:
The 34-year-old Brooklyn performer, whose real name is Roland Collins, was sitting in a car on E. 91st St. and Linden Blvd. in East Flatbush at about 4:20 p.m., when an attacker came up to him and opened fire, sources said.
He was grazed in the head and shot in the arm, then took himself to Brookdale Hospital, about six blocks away, police sources said.
His bright red Maserati convertible remained on the crime scene, its doors ajar and blood covering the driver’s seat, hours after the shooting.
Collins and his girlfriend were stopped at a light when the gunman, who wore a hoodie, pulled down to obscure his face, started shooting through the driver’s side window, said his lawyer, John Stella.
“He looked to his left. He saw that the guy had a gun and was about to fire, and he started driving away,” Stella said. “He continued driving and he reached the point where he was bleeding pretty profusely, and apparently a good Samaritan drove him and his girl a couple of blocks the rest of the way to Brookdale.”
A bullet struck him in the shoulder, and remained lodged in his back, Stella said.
“He’s in pain, but he’s grateful. He said to me that he feels blessed that this wasn’t fatal in the end,” Stella said.
50 Cent made his way to the hospital to check on Troy later that day.
Troy Ave is currently out on $500,000 bail and due back on court on January 26 for the Irving Plaza club shooting.