According to HipHopDX, the 33-year-old man was shot during the melee and was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other victims were shot and hospitalized as well. As we previously reported, Troy Ave was grazed in the leg by a bullet. The Brooklyn rhymer is currently recovering at a local hospital.
According to reports, Banga was a dear friend of Troy Ave and ran a fitness training company called Big Bizz out of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Earlier today (May 26), NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said that he expects the case to be solved soon. “We feel we’ll wrap it up very quickly,” he said during a radio interview this morning on WCBS 880.
We want to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Banga. We also hope that those who were injured during the shooting have a speedy recovery. We must stop the violence and increase the peace.
Read some of the tributes to Banga below.