Men Fire Into Nightclub Crowd In Gainesville, Rapper Plies, Associates Arrested

Five men, including

Slip-N-Slide rapper Plies were arrested in conjunction with a nightclub shooting

early today (July 2) at a 238 West Nightclub in Gainesville, Florida. According

to police Plies, of Fort Meyers and Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Lil' Boosie

were headlining a show at the club.As

Plies and an entourage were performing, a dispute allegedly broke out with promoters

over stage time. Witnesses

said two men associated with Plies, Ronell Lawrence Lavatte, 31, and Tory Denard

Carnegie, fired three rounds of bullets into a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 people,

striking five men from the Gainseville area. Police

blocked the rapper and the shooters at gunpoint to prevent them from fleeing the

scene. Lavatte

and Carnegie have been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, while

Keon D. Mcrae and Plies, born Algernod Lanier Washington, were both charged with

illegal possession of concealed weapons.The

five victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover.Plies

is preparing his debut for Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic titled The Real

N***a Bible. Plies also recently released "I Wanna" featuring R&B

crooner, Akon.