Four law enforcement sources involved with the investigation tell NBC News that rapper Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, was one of three persons shot early Saturday morning outside a West Hollywood restaurant.
The Los Angeles Police Department said that the 24-year-old Florida rapper and three other people were shot; two were taken to the hospital by ambulance and the other two self-transported. They’re all doing fine.
The cause of the altercation outside the club in the 400 block of North La Cienega Boulevard is still under investigation. When the victims exited from the club amid the brawl, an LAPD spokesman claimed they were shot.
The investigation into the shooting has not yet been concluded.
a black man suspect who escaped south from that site is being sought by the LAPD, as stated in a news release on Saturday.
According to KNBC anchor/reporter Robert Kovacik, the altercation took place outside of the Italian eatery Nice Guy. On the night of the incident, Nice Guy’s owner John Terzian revealed to NBC News that Justin Bieber was having an after-party inside.
TMZ received footage of the shooting that showed Kodak Black and Gunna exiting the restaurant with an entourage. They took a break from filming to pose for pictures with admirers.
Among the paparazzi scrum, a fistfight breaks out between a group of men huddled in front of a red Ferrari, and ten bullets drive the onlookers fleeing for their lives.
By the age of 21, Dieuson Octave Kapri had acquired a lengthy criminal record, according to the AP. Kapri was convicted of weapons possession in 2019 and sentenced to prison; he was released from prison in 2021 after being pardoned by former President Donald J. Trump.
There was no response from Kapri’s representatives to calls from NBC News as of this writing.
the source: Kodak Black