GREENVILLE, S.C. — Rappers Gucci Mane and Foogiano have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a 23-year-old lady who was fatally shot throughout a live performance at a South Carolina nightclub.
The administrator for the property of Mykala Bell filed the lawsuit in Greenville County final week, The Greenville Information reported Monday.
The mom of two was standing close to the stage when gunfire broke out in the early hours of July 5 at Lavish Lounge the place Foogiano was performing, in line with the lawsuit. Safety guard Clarence Sterling Johnson, 51, was additionally killed and eight others had been injured, authorities have stated.
Police charged Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, 22, in the shooting and stated it seemed to be gang-related.
The lawsuit alleged that Foogiano and attendees who got here with him weren’t patted down earlier than they entered the club and had been allowed in with “lethal weapons.”
The lawsuit stated Gucci Mane was “believed to be” a promoter related to the efficiency, although it didn’t say whether or not he was current on the occasion.
It additionally named Cooper, in addition to the club’s working firm, its proprietor and practically a dozen different unspecified “house owners, managers, operators, unbiased contractors, and/or safety corporations” accused of negligence for failing to supply sufficient surveillance and safety, and “allowing prison exercise,” amongst different allegations.
The Greenville Information stated requests for remark from representatives for Gucci Mane and Foogiano weren’t instantly returned.