As the world welcomes the first week of 2023, Florida witnessed a brutal gun violence incident during rapper French Montana’s video shoot at The Licking restaurant. It has been reported that more than 10 people suffered gunshot injuries after 14-15 rounds were fired where the music video shooting was happening. Apart from this, the shooting took place at two other unknown locations.
What Happened At French Montana’s Shoot?
#NEW: Rapper ‘CED Mogul’ shared this video with @nbc6. He says shows #FrenchMontana and #Rob49 in the backseat of a car during the video shoot, and prior to the shooting.
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— Ryan Nelson (@RyanNelsonTV) January 6, 2023
Florida police confirmed that multiple people suffered gunshot injuries following a brutal shooting during rapper French Montana’s video shoot at The Licking Restaurant. It has been reported that at least “13, 14, 15 gunshots” were rapidly fired and it sounded like an “assault rifle”. Even though a clear picture is yet to come, authorities revealed multiple people were shot in the incident. Eyewitnesses suggest that over 10 people were injured.
The gunfire erupted in the parking lot of The Licking, which is a soul food joint off Northwest 27th Avenue and 177th Street. The gruesome firing took place around 8 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 5). WSVN reported that “Police said they believe the shooting was an isolated incident but have not provided further details about it or a possible gunman or gunmen, as they continue to investigate.”
More About ‘The Licking’ Shooting Incident…
Eyewitnesses confirmed that at least 10 people were badly wounded in the gunfire incident. Around four people were taken via air rescue to an area hospital while other victims drove themselves. “We’re still working. There are multiple shots, there are multiple cases,” Miami Gardens detective Diana Gorgue revealed
Another eyewitness Ced Mogul revealed that the “insanity escalated after someone else in the crowd was robbed of his watch”. “It was like at least 13, 14, 15 gunshots. It was very rapid, it sounded like an assault rifle,” said the rapper.
“I took off running, and I was looking back, but I was like, ‘You know what? Let me just duck first,’ and then people started asking me, you know, ‘Can you help me?’ When I realized people were asking for help, there was nothing you could do about it when you got shot,” he explained.
Other eyewitnesses suggest that French Montana is safe and didn’t suffer any injuries. During the time of the shooting, she was making a rap video in the parking lot. Clips of the gunfire incident have been circulated widely across the internet.
In several clips, victims can be seen lying on the bloodiest pavements and seeking help from first responders and bystanders. “Apply pressure!” a woman can be heard yelling in the background.
The last time Florida witnessed a brutal mass shooting was in 2018. A teen gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at his former high school in Parkland, Florida. He was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Now, the beginning of the new year brings in another incident where nothing is confirmed. The police report that no fatalities have been recorded yet. Nothing is known about the shooter’s identity.
On the other hand, it has come out that there were three different crime scenes, but it’s unknown where the other two are. There is a possibility of some fatalities in the said locations. The police authorities feel that it was an isolated attack. The investigation regarding the incident is going on. We pray for the speedy recovery of the victims. This story is developing…