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DaBaby was on North Carolina property when a man was shot for trespassing, police say

A 26-year-old man allegedly scaled the fence surrounding the property and was shot, according to a police department incident report. No charges were filed in the shooting Thursday night.

According to CNN affiliate WSOC, the person was shot on a football field outside a mansion owned by DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk. Although police have not confirmed to CNN that DaBaby owned the home, they said he was present when the shooting occurred. Troutman police have not released the name of the shooter.

“I can confirm that the shooting did not take place inside the residence and that Mr. Kirk was on the property,” Police Chief Josh Watson told CNN in an email. Watson said the investigation was “ongoing” and he was unable to provide further information.

Around 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, police arrived at the residence and found a man with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the TPD said in a statement.

The victim was transported by Iredell County Emergency Medical Services to a medical facility for treatment of his injury, the statement said.

A manager for the rapper declined to comment on Thursday.

The eight-time Grammy-nominated rapper hails from North Carolina.

DaBaby made headlines last summer when he made false and derogatory comments about gay people and HIV during a performance in Miami. The comments were quickly condemned by fans, LGBTQ+ groups and other celebrities including Elton John, Dua Lipa and Madonna, and DaBaby later apologized.

The town of Troutman is located approximately 35 miles north of Charlotte.


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