Rapper French Montana speaks out after nearly a dozen people were reportedly injured in a Miami restaurant shooting. This is according to statements from the establishment and Miami Dade Fire Rescue. The people harmed include New Orleans rapper Rob49 and Montana’s bodyguard. This took place on Thursday outside The Licking, a Miami Gardens restaurant.
The restaurant group owned by DJ Khaled told CNN, “Our hearts are heavy and go out to the victims of this senseless act.” The Licking was apparently unaware of a music video shoot at this location. They wanted to clarify in their CNN statement that they had no clue what happened and gave anything needed to help solve this case to authorities.
First, it was reported French Montana was filming a music video in the parking lot of the local soul food restaurant before the violent act happened. It is still unclear whether someone shot into the crowd or if a crossfire took place.
Montana Clears Up When Shooting Took Place
However, now the Moroccan-American rapper went to Twitter to clarify he was celebrating the release of the “Coke Boys 6” mixtape with his friends at a local Miami restaurant. This contradicts that the act took place at the music video shoot for him and Rob49. French Montana said, “we unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt.”
French Montana then concluded the tweet by sending his prayers to the Miami shooting victims and their families.
Authorities Reported To The Crime Scene
Miami Police and Fire Rescue units rushed to the scene just before 8pm on Thursday. Crime scene tape surrounded the building several hours later. Social media posts insinuated that the New Orleans Rapper and French’s bodyguard were in the pool of victims. Authorities have yet to confirm these speculations.