Two brothers who are part of a rap group are accused of shooting audience members at an Austin, Texas, club after being denied an opportunity to perform May 29.
Brandon Bruce Hutchison and LaBaaron Demon Hutchison, aka, “Big Hutch” and “Lil’ Hutch,” were being held at press time on $4 million bail after turning themselves in a few hours after the incident, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The brothers were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Five people where shot in their legs, two in the feet and one woman was shot in the stomach, according to police.
Spiros nightclub was hosting a rap show when the Hutchisons, scheduled to perform with their group LG Allstarz, demanded they perform before the 2 a.m. cutoff.
“They showed up late and wanted me to cut off one of the headliners,” promoter Ramone “Sice” Stewart told the paper. “When I said, ‘No way,’ one of them took a swing at me, and the bouncers threw them out.”
GM Josh Cisneros told the paper the brothers were loud when they were kicked out but “they left calmly enough that we forgot about them. Never in a million years did we think they would come back with guns.”
It was unclear how many shots were fired, according to Austin police Lt. Christian Malanka.
“We never had an incident like that before,” Cisneros told the American-Statesman. “It was absolutely insane, like a drive-by shooting on foot. I hope they spend the rest of their lives in jail.”
He added that the show was relatively small, with about 100 patrons.
Officers responded 172 times to incidents at Spiros in 2008, according to the paper.