5.03.2006

Rapper TI involved in Shooting

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CINCINNATI -- Gunfire on Interstate 75 killed one man, sent three people to hospitals and closed three miles of interstate Wednesday morning.

Cincinnati police said the rap artist T.I. performed at Bogart's to promote his new album, "King," then went to Club Ritz in Roselawn. Officers said that's when members of his entourage got into an argument with another group of people at about 3:30 a.m.

Officers said that after leaving Club Ritz, shots were fired into two vans containing T.I.'s entourage on southbound I-75, beginning near the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and ending near Mitchell Avenue.

Four members of T.I.'s entourage, three men and a woman, were wounded. All were transported to University Hospital. The woman was traveling in one van, while the three men were in the other.


Officials said just after 7 a.m. that two of the victims have been treated and released. Another male victim died at the hospital.

T.I., whose given name is Tip Harris, was not injured.

Southbound I-75 is closed at the RRCC as police investigate the incident. Traffic is being detoured onto the RRCC to I-71. People living on the north side of the Interstate 275 loop are encouraged to avoid I-75 entirely.

Stay tuned to News 5 and ChannelCincinnati.com for the latest information.

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