Shots Fired {Video} Rapper Beanie Sigel Shot In The Stomach Near New Jersey Home

Published On December 5, 2014 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has been shot after an apparent fight outside a Jersey Shore home, police tell NBC10. His attorney believes the rapper was not the intended target.

The shooting happened around 9:20 a.m. Friday outside the home where he lives along the 800 block of Spruce Avenue in Pleasantville, New Jersey, police said.

“From the first appearance, it would appear that there was some sort of altercation next to that property,” Pleasantville Police Chief Jose Ruiz said.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was hit in the stomach by a bullet that traveled out his back, police said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and is currently in surgery, Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato Perri, Jr., told NBC10.

Perri, Jr. said the 40-year-old rapper had just returned home from dropping his kids off at school when he came upon the fight near his house. The attorney said it appears Sigel was an unintended victim in the shooting.

“The whole thing is a tragedy,” a cousin of Sigel’s wife said. She refused to give her name. “It’s just very sad and I just ask that everybody keep our family in prayer and that he pulls through.”

Another victim, 22-year-old Umar Salahuddin, was injured in the altercation, but was not shot, police said. He is being questioned by detectives, but has not been cooperative, according to authorities. His family owns the home where the shooting took place.

A gray car riddled with bullet holes that has been linked to the shooting was found two blocks from the scene, police said. Police also pursued a gray Honda in connection with the shooting. They took a man in for questioning after he jumped out of the car. The driver of the car fled as they grabbed the other man, police said.

Sigel was released from federal prison in August after serving a two-year sentence for tax evasion. The Internal Revenue Service said he owed more than $728,000 in back taxes.

He was moved to a halfway house in Philadelphia after his release and then was transitioned into home monitoring. His probation ends on Saturday, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The rapper was wearing a monitoring bracelet on his ankle at the time of the shooting, police said

Credit Source: NBC/The Press of Atlantic City

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