Two Convicted In Shooting Near Club

Two gang members were recently convicted in a 2012 shooting outside a Tempe, Ariz., nightclub that injured 15 people, two seriously.

Police said the gang members argued outside the Clubhouse Music Venue while at least 250 people were lined up to see Nipsey Hussle, according to KPHO-TV.

“No one was looking for trouble,” a witness said. “Everyone was conversing in the line. Everyone was saying, ‘Hi,’ and there goes these two guys wanting trouble and that’s what happened.” Hussle never took the stage.

He issued a statement in the wake of the shooting, offering sympathies to the victims and their families but wanting to set the record straight.

“Contrary to current media reports, it’s important to note that these shootings did not happen inside a venue, concert or show in which I was booked to perform, and at the time of the incident, I was in my hotel room,” he wrote.

“Many people will wrongfully attribute this incident to the hip-hop culture, which is purely and simply false. The alleged shooters were not ticket holders for my performance. Regardless, this incident is a tragic reminder of the circumstances that face our community every day.”