Rapper Kodak Black was identified as one of four people who were shot or injured Saturday at an afterparty following a Justin Bieber concert on the outskirts of West Hollywood, according to multiple media reports.
NBC News reported that four law enforcement sources familiar with the shooting named the 24-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Bill Capri, as one of the victims. TMZ also reported that the rapper was one of the shooting victims. The Los Angeles Police Department would not confirm those reports.
The NBC News report said all the victims were expected to survive.
Police were sent to the 400 block of North La Cienega Boulevard, between Beverly Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, at 2:45 a.m., according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.
“They (witnesses) heard a fight outside, when multiple shots were fired,” Madison said.
TMZ reported that the afterparty occurred at The Nice Guy restaurant, near the Pacific Design Center, where Bieber had performed a concert whose audience reportedly included Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Tobey Maguire, Kendall Jenner and Khloe Kardashian.
A 19-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a man thought to be Black — who left the scene — were wounded, Madison said. Two ambulances rushed three of the victims to a hospital.
That account was corroborated by the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Brian Humphrey, who said police called his department at 2:49 a.m. regarding the shooting.
The man now thought to be Black may have called authorities at about 3:16 a.m., while in the 10300 block of Wilshire Boulevard, at Comstock Avenue, to report that he had been shot or wounded, Humphrey said.
Paramedics took him to a hospital, with unspecified injuries.
No arrests or suspect information were reported. TMZ reported that the shooting took place as a fight broke out involving Black, but Madison could not corroborate that. The entertainment website posted a video from the scene in which 10 gunshots could be heard.
Kapri was sentenced to prison in 2019 for weapons possession and was pardoned in 2021 by former President Donald J. Trump.