Baby, 7 Others Shot as Gunmen Target Rapper’s Van

MSNBC, November 29, 2011

A one-year-old boy was undergoing surgery Monday night after he and seven others were wounded in a hail of gunfire in Oakland.

Television footage showed a van belonging to an Oakland rapper, Kafani, that was riddled with bullet holes. The vehicle had apparently taken some of the victims to the hospital.

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In a Twitter message, Kafani said to “send y’all prayers to @hirolla900_bfa its his son who was shot.”

He also asked people to “Pray for my lil cuz.”

Kafani tweeted that he had not been shot and said news reports that he had been shooting a music video when the shooting took place were incorrect.

The wounded were taken to local hospitals by others at the scene before officers arrived to find dozens of bullet casings near the parking lot where the crowd had gathered early Monday evening, police said.

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  • Question Diversity

    This is probably wishful thinking on my part, but this might not end up well for this “Kafani.” I don’t know the circumstances of these eight people including the one-year old boy ending up in his van, but I could easily foresee a set of circumstances where the D.A. and the police detectives start turning over dirt, and discover that this “Kafani” was involved in a whole lot of nefarious activities, and by allowing those people in his van (if he did), he was endangering the life of a child, by allowing a child to be in a dangerous circumstance. This “Kafani” had to have known that he was marked for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    The video includes a White woman who commented that “there were people over there bein’ stupid”. Being “stupid” used to include throwing snow balls.

    Then the Black woman at the end of stating that “they gotta do sumfin”.

    Who the HELL are “they”? You keep pumping out those bastard offspring and perpetuate the disease and ” WE” are supposed to do something. If we “youth”anized them then we’d be racists. They’re always looking toward someone else to clean up their mess. Maybe we should use those predator drones to control them. Obama himself hinted that he’d use them against anyone who had dishonorable intentions toward his daughters. I believe it was the Jonas brothers.

  • flyingtiger

    Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis both hated each other. They both owned guns and never shot each other. Popular music has changed for the worse.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    So, when will the gunfire erupt between Rush & Dream Theater? (You can probably put in your own set of bands). John Myung & John Petrucci have a 2 to 1 advantage over Alex Lifeson.

    I guess white people are the racists here because we came up with firearms.