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Police Arrest 2 in Shooting Involving Rapper Tekashi69



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    Police speak about the event from the scene Friday night. (Published Friday, Oct. 26, 2018)

    Two men were arrested Saturday in a shooting involving rapper Tekashi69's entourage in front of a Manhattan restaurant, police said. 

    Zachary Bunce, of Wyandanch, New York and Faheem Walter, of Manhattan, were each charged with gang assault, the NYPD said. 

    The shooting happened Friday night as rapper Daniel Hernandez, known as Tekashi69 or 6ix9ine, and a group including Bunce and Walter were trying to enter Philippe Chow on the Upper East Side. 

    Police said after they were turned away, the suspects returned and hit an armed private security guard with chair. They said the guard shot Walter, who was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. 

    Hernandez's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, says his client wasn't present during the shooting. 

    There was no information available on Saturday about attorneys for Bunce and Walter.

    The rapper had been at the restaurant earlier Friday celebrating after getting probation in a child sex case he was involved in. 

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    A judge ordered 6ix9ine to serve four years probation and 1,000 hours of community service for violating the terms of a plea agreement stemming from his 2015 arrest for the use of a child in a sexual performance.

    After court, 6ix9ine posted a photo of himself in a suit to Instagram with the caption "God is good".

    He previously pled guilty after online videos surfaced of him sexually engaging with an underage girl in October 2015. At the time of the incident, Tekashi 6ix9ine was 18 while the victim was 13.