Rapper DaBaby was at a North Carolina home Wednesday when a trespasser was shot, the Troutman Police Department said.
A 26-year-old man allegedly climbed the fence surrounding the property and was shot, according to a police department incident report. No charges were filed in the shooting as of Thursday night.
The person was shot on a football field in front of a mansion belonging to DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk. Although police did not confirm that DaBaby owns the home, they said he was present when the shooting occurred. Troutman police did not release the name of the shooter.
“I can confirm that the shooting did not occur inside the residence and that Mr. Kirk was on the property,” Police Chief Josh Watson told in an email. Watson said the investigation is in “an ongoing state” and that he was unable to provide further information.
Around 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, police arrived at the residence and found a man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, TPD said in a statement.
The victim was transported by Iredell County EMS to a medical facility to treat his injury, according to the release.
A manager for the rapper declined to comment Thursday.
The eight-time Grammy-nominated rapper is a native of North Carolina.
DaBaby made headlines last summer when he made false and derogatory comments about gay men and HIV during a performance in Miami. The comments were quickly condemned by fans, LGBTQ+ groups, and other celebrities, including Elton John, Dua Lipa, and Madonna, with DaBaby later apologizing.
The town of Troutman is located about 35 miles north of Charlotte.
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