On May 25th, 2016 famed rapper TI was set to perform at Irving Plaza in NYC. From early reports one person was shot and several others injured when an argument escalated into a fight which then turned into a shooting and chaos. TI was not involved directly in the argument or fight.
The fight, CNN reported, erupted outside a green room, reserved for rappers scheduled to perform. After at least 5 minutes of fisticuffs the fight turned deadly when a gun was pulled and people scrambled to escape harm.
Leav & Steinberg, with a solid reputation in representing victims of similar incidents in and around NYC, was recently retained by several victims injured at Irving Plaza. Just this year, the firm resolved a matter involving another rap concert billed as a gangster party in New York City. Several were shot and others injured in the stampede. We recently reported about this problem in New York and around the country. See this link.
The ongoing issue is the lack of security at the venues and the ability for outsiders or even those on the inside to allow guests to bring in weapons. Coupled with a lack of security in stopping these fights before they escalate, many people will continue to be put in danger simply when they wish to attend and enjoy a concert.