Los Angeles, CA – Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on 24-year-old rapper Kodak Black and several others early on Saturday morning outside an after-party for a Justin Bieber show in Beverly Grove.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said that shootings occurred at about 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the 400-block of North La Cienega Boulevard near The Nice Guy restaurant, CNN reported.
Cell phone video that was being filmed when the gunfire erupted showed that Kodak Black and his entourage were posing for pictures with people and standing near a limo on the street outside the Bieber event, KTLA reported.
A fight suddenly erupted between multiple people in the group.
Cell phone video showed Kodak Black jumped into the fistfight just seconds before a man in a black hoodie started shooting, TMZ reported.
Chaos erupted as the man fired multiple shots and struck Kodak Black and three other people.
Cell phone video showed bystanders fled, ducked for cover, and screamed.
The gunman fled on foot down the sidewalk after his shooting spree, the video showed.
LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told reporters that four people were shot during the incident, KTLA reported.
Officer Lopez did not release the names of any of the victims but said that four men ages 19, 22, 24, and 60 had been wounded and were in “stable” condition in nearby hospitals.
He said two of the gunshot victims were transported to the hospital by ambulance and two of them took themselves to nearby emergency rooms, CNN reported.
Bieber was inside the restaurant when the shooting happened, KTLA reported.
His concert at the Pacific Design Center Friday night in West Hollywood was part of a Super Bowl event dubbed “Homecoming Weekend.”
Guests included Jeff Bezos, Drake, Khloe Kardashian, and Tobey Maguire, KTLA reported.
Sources told CNN that Bieber left his part after the shooting occurred outside.
Police have said they do not believe the shooting was gang-related and have asked for the public’s help in identifying the gunman.
Attorney Bradford Cohen posted about the shooting on Instagram and explained Kodak Black was not the initial target of the gunman.
“There was an unprovoked attack on an individual kodak was with, when security and kodak came to his aid, several shots were fired at them by an unidentified assailant,” Cohen wrote.
“Luckily, this was all caught on video,” he continued. “Kodak was struck in the leg. It was not life threatening, he will make a full recovery and he is in stable condition.”
Kodak Black was released from prison by former President Donald Trump in an 11th hour commutation before he left office a little more than a year ago.
The controversial rapper was serving a four-year sentence after he pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges.
President Trump noted the entertainer’s charitable giving, even while he was in prison, as one of the reasons he decided to commute his sentence.
Kodak Black has been a huge donor to families of fallen law enforcement officers.
In February of 2021, he offered to pay the college tuitions for the children of the federal agents murdered by the child pornography suspect in Sunrise.
And in September of 2021, the rapper donated $20,000 to the college fund of a fallen Fort Lauderdale police officer’s two-year-old daughter.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content and Obscene Language: