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8 Teens Shot at Wacka Flocka Concert

Posted by Media Outrage on March 8, 2010

A brawl erupted at a Wacka Flocka concert in Gary Indiana, which resulted in 8 teens being shot:

Via AHH:

Eight teenagers were shot after a performance by Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flames late Friday evening (March 5) in Gary, Indiana.

Waka Flocka Flames performed at the World of Skates skating rink.

During the event, a fight broke out, prompting security to order all patrons to leave the venue.

As 200 teens waited in the parking lot, a gunman or gunmen opened fire on 200 teenagers who were waiting for their rides. “Our kids are kids.

“They’re teenagers that came to a venue and saw a rapper perform and then went home. As far as I’m concerned, my kids have nothing to do with what was going on,” World of Skates manager James Sisson told the Post-Tribune.

The wounded teens were taken to St. Catherine Hospital, Methodist Hospitals and Saint Margaret Mercy in Hammond, Ind, where they were treated for non-life threatening wounds.

Police accused Waka Flocka’s hype man of inciting the crowd by pitting the “East side” against the “West side,” which may have started the fight Police Cmdr. Michael Mallett told the Post-Tribune.

 “The kids have separated themselves into east and west sides,” Mallet said. “They’ve been doing it for many years now, but it’s gotten worse, especially when you have entertainers making references to East Side vs. West Side. The youth in our community have taken it to heart.”

No arrests have been made as of press time.

21 Responses to “8 Teens Shot at Wacka Flocka Concert”

  1. Yeah I Said It said

    This some senseless shit!!and rappers know gang bangers come to their concerts,just look at the dress code as they walk in the doors.

  2. Mr. 2020VIZN said

    This dude must be the devil’s son. No matter where he goes or what he does tragedy is always around the corner.

    And What the fuck is a Wacka Flocka!?!? He needs to change his name to, What Tha Fuckah.

  3. brynnrock said

    These young wipper snappers should not be going to no damn rap concert anyway without supervision, what do you think is going to happen. I betcha mine wouldnt be there that is all I am sayin in the words of Bernie Mac!

  4. LowRidaz said

    Fucking Disgusting! dont listen to that shit anyhow.

  5. Kingston said

    When will these people wake up and realize that after you die over senselessness, whereever you rep will still be around? Guess they’re willing to die for their hood or whatever. This is all so stupid and been happening for years. Ignorance at its best.
    And what in the hell does somebody with a name like wacka flocka could possibly be rappin’ about? I know damn sure nothing that I would listen to.

  6. ucanb2 said


  7. BadBadKitty0727 said

    A rap concert at a SKATING RINK? The “event” was doomed from the start. And then, the stupid-ass manager’s comment about “his kids have nothing to do with what was goin on.” Well guess what Mr. Skating Rink Manager – YOU have EVERYTHING to do with this. When his hype man start talking that East Side vs. West Side BULLSHIT, the show should’ve came to a SCREECHING HALT. Anytime you throw a bunch of teens together for a rap concert, you MUST have a HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE – period.

    This could’ve been avoided altogether.

  8. name (required) said

    man who give a damn what side of town you live on, whats the point, you gon’ come visit nigga, hell naw, so why it matter

  9. MissTX said

    Damn shame! That was some senseless mess for real. And who the f*ck is this negro anyway?!! I thought that name was some new burger joint or something when I first heard it. *shrugs*

    • Shannon G. said

      He’s a wack ass rapper out of ATL. If you think the name is bad, don’t listen to the music. You may lose about 10% of your brain cells for each min you listen to it. Straight garbage.

  10. Shannon G. said

    SMDH! Why did the manager make that crazy ass comment about his kids not being involved? And why in the blue hell is a rapper even performing @ a damn skating rink? I know this coming generation is in some serious trouble listening to this wack ass!

  11. Aniyaqt said

    I thought Jeezy’s squad did that & busted his eye

  12. teelady said

    umm I’m still trying to figure out how this applies to flocka wappa whatever his name is? them kids should’ve been at home anyway and whoever shot at them need they ass beat

  13. Well I for one am not shocked….. first of all it was in Gary, IND. I think violence was born there, yall see the Jackson’s got up out of there. Secondly, have yall heard this Wacka Flaka sh!t the beat screams kill urself for listening to this trash, hell soulja boy is enough.

  14. […] Police Cmdr. Michael Mallett told the Post-Tribun, ”The kids have separated themselves into east and west sides.  They’ve been doing it for many years now, but it’s gotten worse, especially when you have entertainers making references to East Side vs. West Side. The youth in our community have taken it to heart.” Source […]

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