Shootout Erupts at Beanie Sigel Birthday
What was supposed to be a celebration of Beanie Sigels 35th birthday turned into a near deadly shooting that left one man critically injured.
On Saturday (March 7), Sigel (Dwight Grant) held his party in Penns Landing at Club Solo.
The event drew nearly 600 partygoers, and according to Philadelphia authorities Sigels mother handled admission duties at the clubs entrance.
Because of the Philly emcees previous criminal record, officials from the Department of Licenses/Inspections and the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement conducted a venue safety search at 10PM.
The shooting occurred later that evening at 1:35AM, when 24 year old Tyheem Baker of Camden, New Jersey was shot in the chest after coming out of Club Solos bathroom stall.
The shooting reportedly followed an argument the victim had with two unidentified men. Baker is currently listed in stable condition.
According to Sigel attorney Fortunato Perri Jr, his client was performing on stage at the time of the crime, and has no knowledge of the shooting or the perpetrators.
At press time, the venue is being investigated for its adherence to proper weapon searches and carding of patrons.
Last March, Sigel was sentenced to three months in prison for a third probation violation. The conviction was handed down following Sigels positive testing for illegal drugs.
Per an agreement with the courts, Sigel underwent drug treatment in order to maintain a 12-month supervised release.
At press time, Beanie Sigel could not be reached for comment.