Megan Thee Stallion announced that she was shot early Sunday morning, but is expected to make a full recovery, after leaving a house party. And now, rapper and fellow partygoer Tory Lanez has been identified as the alleged shooter.
The shooting reportedly took place after Megan, Lanez, and Megan’s friend Kelsey Nicole left a Hollywood Hills party together in a chauffeured SUV. An argument ensued in which Megan and her friend requested to be let out of the car. According to TMZ, sources directly connected to the investigation said that Lanez opened fire inside the vehicle, shooting Megan twice in the foot.
Following the incident, Los Angeles police officers pulled them over, arresting Lanez for possession of a concealed weapon. In a video that surfaced of the arrest, Megan’s bloody footprints can clearly be seen on the sidewalk as she follows police instructions to exit the vehicle. According to TMZ’s sources, Lanez has not been charged with the alleged shooting and is planning to say it was accidental. Law enforcement sources have also told TMZ that while no witnesses are currently cooperating with police, they have been notified that there is a cell phone video of the shooting.
In a post on her Instagram account, Megan wrote, “The narrative that is being reported about Sunday’s morning events are inaccurate and I’d like to set the record straight. On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets. I’m incredibly grateful to be alive and that I’m expected to make a full recovery, but it was important for me to clarify the details about this traumatic night. I’m currently focused on my recovery, so I can return back to my life and back to making music as soon as possible.”