Rapper DaBaby ‘questioned over Miami shooting’ that left two injured in street gun battle

RAPPER DaBaby is currently being questioned by police following a gun battle in Miami on Monday that left two people shot.

The Miami Beach Police Department said in a news release on Tuesday that "several possible subjects" had been detained in relation to the shooting, including the 29-year-old star, whose real name is Jonathan Lyndale Kirk.

Shots rang out just after 11.30pm near 1st Street and Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, close to the popular Prime 112 and Prime Italian restaurants.

Police arrived to find two victims shot. One had suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the other was shot in the leg.

They were both transported to the Ryder Trauma Center. Their identities have not yet been released.

Police said one of the victims was treated and later discharged. The other remains hospitalized in a critical condition on Tuesday.

Witnesses said they heard a few dozen gunshots, and there were multiple police evidence markers in the middle of the street.

Within seconds of the shots subsiding, police were seen taking two men into custody.

Miami Dade PD spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez later confirmed that several potential suspects had been detained.

No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

An anonymous source told Page Six that the incident was sparked after DaBaby and his entourage "had an issue" with a group of people in a car next to them.

"DaBaby and his crew were traveling in around six SUVs, and either a car pulled up on them and started something or their doors hit each other and they got in a fight," the source said.

"Rumor has it that DaBaby and 10 to 12 members of his entourage have been detained by police."

Radio host Andy Slater reported that DaBaby fired off at least one round outside of Prime 112 during the incident.

"The rapper told cops he did it in seld defense," Slater wrote.

A law enforcement source reportedly told the iHeartRadio presenter that fellow rapper Wisdom is also being questioned though that has not yet been confirmed by cops.

A representative for DaBaby has not yet returned a request for comment from The Sun.

The six-time Grammy nominee had earlier posted a video to Instagram on Monday of him performing at a private event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

Witness to the shooting, Dimitri James, told local media the shooting sound like "a gun battle."

"I thought I heard like, it might have been a gun battle because it was like, ‘boom, boom, boom, boom boom,’ just nonstop," he said. "Then it died out, and like five minutes later, again, ‘boom, boom, boom, boom.'”


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DaBaby recently became the most-streamed rapper per month on Spotify, overtaking the likes of Drake and Kanye West.

He also has had numerous run-ins with the law since rising to fame two years ago.

In February, the 29-year-old was sued for allegedly sucker-punching a rental property owner during a music video and knocking out their tooth.

A month earlier, he was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon – a 9mm handgun – while out on a shopping spree in Beverly Hills, California.

He was twice arrested for assault in the span of two weeks between December 2019 and January 2020.

In early 2019 DaBaby was arrested after an incident at a Wal-Mart where a man was shot and killed in November 2018.

He had not pulled the trigger but was found guilty of a weapons charge.

He was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation and a suspended 30-day jail sentence.

In March 2020 he was also filmed punching a female fan in the face after she tried to take a photo with him as he made his way on stage in Tampa, Florida.

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