A few hours after rapper Tekashi69, also known as 6ix9ine, was released on parole in a criminal court, a fight broke out in a celebration of the sentence that ended with the shooting of one of the rapper's crew.
The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, visited the Philippe restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for a dinner with his manager, according to the New York television station ABC WABC. The members of Hernández's delegation had a discussion with the restaurant staff and were denied entry, according to the police.
"These men returned shortly after and beat one of the private security guards in the head with a chair, that security guard took out a licensed handgun, fired twice and hit one of the individuals in the torso." the deputy inspector of the NYPD, Kathleen. Walsh, commander of District XIX, said at a press conference in the evening.
Hernandez left the scene at the time of the initial argument and was not present at the time of the shooting, WABC reported.
The man shot by the security guard was taken to a local hospital with injuries that did not threaten his life.
The video filmed by WABC outside the restaurant showed that the security guard was treated for a cut in the head.
Madison Avenue in Manhattan was closed for a period of time in the area while the police investigated the failures and shootings.
Hernandez was sentenced to four years of probation earlier in the day on charges stemming from a previous conviction for using a child in a sexual performance. He was arrested in 2015, when he was 18, after posting a video on social media that showed him with a 13-year-old naked girl at a party, according to The New York Times.
The rapper posted a picture of him with his daughter on Instagram, where Friday night is followed by more than 14.5 million people. He wrote in capital letters: "GOD THANKS FOR THE POWER THAT I AM FREE TO CELEBRATE MY CHILDREN, 3rd BIRTHDAY".
He had posted a photo of himself in a lawsuit right after the sentence of parole was issued and wrote: "GOD IS GOOD GOD IS … GOOD!" The post was liked 2.28 million times in less than 12 hours.
Hernandez also faces an assault charge in Houston after being arrested in July for allegedly drowning a fan in a shopping center.
The rapper's debut album, "Day69", released in February, reached number 4 on the US list. UU Billboard 200. Their singles "Gummo" and "Fefe", which features Nicki Minaj, are certified as platinum for the 1,000,000 sales of the Recording Industry Association of America.