10 People Injured in Shooting at French Montana Celebration Outside Miami Restaurant, Rapper Responds (UPDATE)

A Miami Gardens, Florida restaurant where French Montana was reportedly filming a video on Thursday night turned into the scene of a shooting.

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UPDATED 1/7/23, 7:04 p.m. ET: Newly surfaced video has shed more light on a French Montana-involved shooting.

The footage, obtained by TMZ, shows Montana inside a Miami Gardens’ KFC just moments after gunfire erupted. The outlet reports shots rang out while French and his crew were at The Licking restaurant to celebrate his new project Coke Boys 6: Money Heist Edition. Authorities say 10 people were injured during the shooting, which was reportedly sparked by an attempted robbery. Moments later, French and his team then ran into a nearby KFC to take cover.

The five-second video captured the Moroccan-American rapper and others standing in the KFC while looking out the window. 

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A spokesperson for French said all the victims were expected to survive, including the rapper’s bodyguard.

UPDATED Jan 6, 5:02 p.m. ET: French Montana has shared on Twitter a message clarifying what happened last night. He says his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families.

Last night, I was in Miami celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant. We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & families at this time

— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) January 6, 2023

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A Miami Gardens restaurant where French Montana was reportedly filming a music video on Thursday night turned into the scene of a shooting. All told, 10 people were injured at an establishment called The Licking.

“Rapper Ced Mogul told NBC 6 he was at the video shoot behind a nearby KFC, where someone was robbed,” reads one local report. “The shoot then moved to The Licking, where as many as nine people were shot, including rapper Rob49.”

Roughly 10 to 15 gunshots were allegedly heard.

WSVN notes, “Police said they believe the shooting was an isolated incident but have not provided further details about it or a possible gunman or gunmen, as they continue to investigate.”

#NEW: Rapper 'CED Mogul' shared this video with @nbc6. He says shows #FrenchMontana and #Rob49 in the backseat of a car during the video shoot, and prior to the shooting.

Witnesses say #Rob49 was among nine people shot. @MGPDFL would only confirm multiple shot. #Miami pic.twitter.com/xHjCuIaI7H

— Ryan Nelson (@RyanNelsonTV) January 6, 2023

CBS News reports that police confirmed six people were brought to hospitals—four of them by air rescue—and four others “drove themselves or had someone drive them to the hospital.”

“We’re still working [the scene]. Yeah, there’s multiple shots, there’s multiple cases,” Miami Gardens Police detective Diana Gorgue told WSVN. “We’re still working. We can’t confirm any numbers at this moment, because everything is still fresh, and they’re still investigating.”

The outlet says there are “three different crime scenes, but it’s unknown where the other two are.”

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