Queens Man Dead in Shooting Outside Rapper's Bus in Philly

Friday, Mar 1, 2013  |  Updated 5:42 PM EDT
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Queens Man Dead in Shooting Outside Rapper's Bus

Philadelphia police are seeking leads after someone in a black, four-door sedan with tinted windows opened fire on a crowd of people surrounding the tour bus of rapper French Montana after a concert in Philadelphia.

Jowann King, 26, of Flushing, Queens, died and another person was hurt in the shooting, which happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at a hotel near Penn's Landing.

Homicide Capt. James Clark said Friday police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the person firing shots from a passenger window. He says police don't know if the rapper or his entourage were targeted, but added that they are cooperating.

The rapper tweeted Friday evening that his bus was located "in the vicinity of the incident" and that he was not involved.

Last month, three people were killed and five injured in a shootout and crash on the Las Vegas strip; police think that shootout may have started as an argument at the valet area of the upscale Aria resort-casino the same night French Montana was playing at Aria's signature nightclub, Haze.

A message left by The Associated Press for the artist's publicist was not immediately returned.

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