Houston was celebrating “Trae Day” on Wednesday (July 22), but things turned ugly when gunshots rang out after authorities shut the event down.
According to KeepItTrill.com, the second annual Trae Day was shut down at around 8:30 p.m. by the fire marshall. 30 minutes later, 10 to 15 shots were fired in the Texas Southern University (TSU) stadium parking lot prompting people to run for cover.
Local news stations report that around five people were injured as a result of the shooting at various locations around the TSU campus.
At press time, no arrests have been made in the shooting. However, authorities are still investigating.
Trae was reportedly “angered” and “saddened” by the shootings, as his event was aimed at promoting non-violence.
The event featured games and rides for the children, food and drinks, and free live performances by Trae and a host of very special surprise guests.
“Trae Day” was created last July to honor of the Houston rapper’s outstanding work within the community, the first time it has been extended to a rap artist.