Trouble follows performer French Montana from Las Vegas to Philadelphia as shooting leaves one man dead and another wounded


Performer French Montana, standing at left, was among roughly 25 people held for questioning by police following a double shooting and homicide outside Montana’s tour bus in Philadelphia shortly before midnight Thursday.

Photographs by Tom Kelly IV for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

SceneA 27-year-old man was rushed by police to Hahnemann University Hospital after the incident, but was pronounced dead a short time later. A 29-year-old man arrived at Jefferson University Hospital in a private vehicle at about the same time.

Last week, three people were killed and five injured in a shootout and crash on the Las Vegas strip. According to the Associated Press, police think that shootout may have started as an argument at a resort-casino on the same night French Montana performed in the casino’s nightclub.

BusIn Philadelphia, police reported that fans followed Montana’s entourage to their hotel on Columbus Boulevard after a performance Thursday night, and witnesses said someone in a passing car opened fire, according to 6ABC.


Investigators believe that someone from the bus returned fired after the initial shots rang out, according to NBC10, adding that three people were taken into custody for carrying guns.

Police said that a car found near Jefferson’s emergency room was riddled with bullet holes and was being held for fingerprints, according to

A car fire burned in the hotel’s parking lot as police investigated the incident, but it may not have been related to the shooting.


Police found numerous shell casings near the tour bus.


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