Boosie Badazz ‘shot in the leg during confrontation in Dallas’… after he paid his respects to the slain rapper Mo3
- Boosie Badazz (real name: Torrence Hatch Jr.) was shot in the leg during a confrontation outside a shopping mall in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, TMZ reports
- The rapper was taken to a nearby hospital shortly afterward, according to police
- Boosie was in Dallas to pay his respects to the rapper Mo3, who was gunned down while driving on Interstate 35 on Wednesday
- Boosie’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening
Boosie Badazz has reportedly been shot in the leg on Saturday during a trip to Dallas.
The 38-year-old rapper and his entourage were fired upon in the parking lot of the shopping mall Big T’s Plaza, according to TMZ.
Boosie was in the Texas city to pay his respects to the late rapper Mo3, who was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 35 on Wednesday.
Injured: Boosie Badazz, 38, was shot Saturday in Dallas, Texas during an armed conflict at a shopping mall, TMZ reported; pictured in 2017
Boosie had reportedly been driving through Dallas in a sprinter van before the shooting at the mall.
After the shooters opened fire on the van, the musician was struck below the knee and taken to a hospital.
His injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening, the outlet reported.
Members of the Dallas Police Department reportedly reached the scene after both Boosie and the shooters had fled.
Showing his respect: The rapper paid tribute earlier to his rapper friend Mo3, who was shot and killed while driving on an interstate in Dallas on Wednesday; pictured in 2018
Confrontation: Boosie was reportedly hit below the knee after shooters opened fire in the parking lot of Big T’s Plaza. After the shooters sped away, the rapper was taken to a local hospital
A video circulating on social media following the shooting claims that Boosie was not injured in the shoot out while sharing footage of the parking lot the shooting allegedly happened in, though not while the rapper was present.
However, the clip doesn’t list any sources for its claims, and police have said that he was injured and is being treated at a hospital.
On Friday night, Boosie was seen surrounded by fans at a different Dallas venue as he paid tribute to his friend and former collaborator Mo3.
Saying goodbye: On Friday night, Boosie was seen surrounded by fans at a different Dallas venue as he paid tribute to his friend and former collaborator Mo3
Mo3, a.k.a. Melvin A. Noble, was murdered Wednesday while driving on I-35.
During a traffic slowdown, a suspected described as an ‘adult Black male’ got out of his nearby car and approached Mo3, who was sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle.
The rapper got out and ran south on the interstate, but he was shot multiple times by the gunman, who got back into a dark-colored sedan and drove away.
At least one innocent bystander in another car was shot during the confrontation, though his injuries were reportedly not life threatening.
So far, no suspects have been announced in his killing and no arrests have been made.