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Rapper Wisdom Charged With Attempted Murder in Miami Double Shooting

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By    |   Thursday, 03 June 2021 01:49 PM

Rapper Wisdom Awute has been charged in connection with a Monday night shooting in Miami Beach, Florida.

The musician and fellow rapper Christopher Urena were arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault, according to Newsweek. Rapper DaBaby was also brought in for questioning Tuesday but released hours later.

The incident, which left two people injured — one critically so — took place near the Prime 112 steakhouse Monday at around 11:20 p.m. ET. Two men trying to get into their car got into a fight with "a famous musical entourage," according to a police report obtained by Miami Herald.

Awute then reportedly pulled out a gun and shot one of the men in the right calf. Police meanwhile also received a report of a man fleeing the scene in a black Chrysler 300. When pulled over, officers identified Urena as the only person in the car. He claimed his vehicle was blocking the valet so he got in to move it, which was when some men pointed a gun at him, according to the report. Upon further investigation, police discovered a gun magazine in Urena's bag. He has been charged with additional counts, including theft and a weapons charge.

One witness at the scene, who had been eating at the restaurant, said the argument was definitely "between rappers."

"We saw one come in and he was looking for the others," the woman told CBS 4 News. "The whole restaurant got up and started running outside. We ran out and ran to the front door and that is when the dude started shooting and we ran back in."

Another witness, Riaan Dadewet, described the scene as a warzone. 

"It was just gunfire everywhere. I think it was like 25 to 30 shots," he said.

Noah Willson, who was close to the scene at the time of the shooting, said there was panic and confusion.

"We pulled out the binoculars and saw people running and screaming on the street and then we didn't know what to do. I didn't know if it was fireworks. I was confused," Willson said, adding that the first round sounded like 20 to 30 shots.

"Then two minutes later, we heard 20-30 more shots," he added. 

"In less than 24 hours, Miami Beach detectives were able to ensure those responsible for the shooting were arrested and charged," said Ernesto Rodriguez, Miami Beach police spokesman, Tuesday night. "We will now work closely with the State Attorney's Office to ensure a successful prosecution."

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