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According to the Chicago Tribune, one man was shot to death and another was severely wounded outside a Chicago nightclub early Monday morning. The incident occurred a little before 4 a.m. near Bodi, a venue on the Near North Side of the city. At that time, Bodi was hosting an unofficial Lollapalooza afterparty featuring Nas as a special guest.
Police officers initially heard gunshots while on patrol and eventually came upon the suspect, at which point they engaged. However, the suspect fled the scene and was successfully able to evade capture.
Revolt reports that the shooting stemmed from an earlier disagreement between venue security and a patron who was prevented access inside the club. Nas had already left the venue prior to the shooting taking place.
During his performance at Lollapalooza on Saturday, Nas took time out of his set to address Chicago’s shockingly high murder rate. “I’ve been in this music for so long. I’ve seen so many come. I’ve seen so many go,” he said before performing his track “Accident Murderers”.