*Shots were fired outside a Big Sean and J. Cole concert in New Jersey late Monday and State police were on the hunt Tuesday for a suspect and witnesses.
The shooting caused panic among the crowd and left two people wounded in the parking lot outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. The victims were in critical condition at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, state police said on their Facebook page early Tuesday. Their names and ages have not been released.
State troopers, using K-9 units and a helicopter, scoured a wooded area near the amphitheater for suspects, according to the AP.
Eighteen-year-old Omayma Bougdour told the Daily News that gunfire began after an argument broke out in the parking lot. She says “everyone started sprinting and stampeding.”
One of the men was “not responsive,” and the other was breathing heavily and begging for a drink of water, she said.
Another witness, Mike Lefanto, told the newspaper that he was walking to his car with his 13-year-old daughter when he saw the two victims speaking to a woman in the parking lot, “talking about her body.” He said a man soon approached the victims and fired about seven shots.
“He took those two dudes out right away,” Lefanto said. “It looked like he knew what he was doing.”
Big Sean and J. Cole are touring together. They’re to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday.