Authorities Seek Link In 1995 Tupac Shakur Shooting

According to the New York Post, the federal raid

of the Murder Inc. offices in New York City was just "the tip of the iceberg"

of a year long investigation into money laundering, gun charges, murder and

violence, including the 1995 shooting of Tupac Shakur in midtown Manhattan.

Authorities are trying to establish a financial

link between Irv Gotti and convicted Queens, New York drug kingpin, Kenneth

"Supreme" McGriff. Authorities suspect that drug profits have been

used to purchase equipment, transportation, food and hotel rooms.

The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is investigating

several unsolved shootings and violent incidences in the rap world. The

report was not clear as to what role McGriff may have had in the Shakur shooting.

McGriff has never been charged, nor surfaced as a suspect in the shootings.

Shakur was shot shortly after midnight on November

30th, as he and three other men, Randy "Stretch" Walker and Freddie

Moore entered the building that housed the Quad recording studio. Moore was

shot once and Shakur was shot five times. Both men survived the shooting.

Walker was found gunned down in Jamaica, Queens

one year to the day after Shakur was shot in New York.

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