Rapper Troy Ave shot in Brooklyn, expected to survive

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Fourth Estate Staff

Brooklyn, NY, United States (4E) – Rapper Troy Ave was shot on Christmas Day in Brooklyn but it is believed that he will survive his injuries.

The 34-year-old Brooklyn performer, who was born Roland Collins, was seen sitting inside a red car on E. 91 St. and Linden Blvd. in East Flatbush at around 4:20 P.M. as per witnesses. An attacker then came up to him and opened fire. In the photos, the car was shown having blood in the driver’s seat and the window in the driver’s area broke into pieces.

Ave was grazed in the head and was shot in the arm. He was taken to to Brookdale Hospital. The hospital was six blocks away from where the shooting took place.

The car, which is said to be a Maserati convertible, remained on the crime scene. The doors were also ajar and police tape surrounded the vehicle.

Aze was said to be with his girlfriend during the shooting. They stopped at a light when the gunman shot at them. The gunman was not identified yet and there have been no point persons identified by authorities. The suspect wore a hoodie and was pulled down that is why his face was not seen by witnesses or by the rapper.

The lawyer for Aze , John Stella, said in a statement, “He looked to his left. He saw that the guy had a gun and was about to fire, and he started driving away. He continued driving and he reached the point where he was bleeding pretty profusely, and apparently a good Samaritan drove him and his girl a couple of blocks the rest of the way to Brookdale . He’s in pain, but he’s grateful. He said to me that he feels blessed that this wasn’t fatal in the end.”

Aze is also charged with attempted murder in a separate case. Last May, a shooting took place at a T.I. concert and his bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter , was killed. Aze was able to get out of jail on a $500,000 bail. During the incident, Aze was shot in the leg and he said that he wrestled the gun away from the man who killed McPhatter . He also fired back at the man in self-defense. He is due back in court this January 26.

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