Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Once upon a time..........

Kanye West
Kanye West
I am amazed that this sort of happening rates so low on the Beeb's front page news - what is this country coming to when we take the discharge of guns (presumably illegally held) so lightly.....?

Here's the text from the article, but click here for original:

Two stewards have been shot during a concert held by rapper-producer Kanye West at the NEC in the West Midlands.

Police say the shootings took place after people who tried to gain entrance without tickets were escorted from the arena near Birmingham on Tuesday.

The stewards are still being treated, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Detectives have asked for anyone who saw anything unusual at the concert to come forward.

West Midlands Police were called to the NEC Arena just after 2200 GMT on Tuesday.

Officers say that firearms were discharged when those who tried to get in without a ticket were escorted from the premises and they reached the front entrance.

The singer from Atlanta, Georgia, made a name for himself in the rap world as a producer, and then launched his own recording career.

He first rose to prominence during the late 90s, when he produced hit albums for Foxy Brown, Beanie Sigel, and Ma$e's Harlem World.

In October 2002, he was nearly killed when he was driving back to his hotel after a recording session, and he was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. It left him with his jaw fractured in three places.

Kanye West was performing the last night of his five-date Touch The Sky tour in the UK.

A police spokesman said: "This incident involved individuals who had been ejected from the venue for attempting to try to gain entrance to a pop concert without tickets.

"Firearms were discharged and two stewards were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening."

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