Ronald McPhatter or also known as Banga, was shot & killed at T.I.’s NYC Show last night at Irving Plaza, he was Troy Ave’s close friend, personal trainer, & affiliated with Troy’s B$B crew.
Banga was struck with a bullet to the chest and died at Beth Israel Hospital. Troy Ave was also hit with a bullet to the leg and is still recovering.
Shots are said to have started from the third floor green room area of the Irving Plaza while Uncle Murda & Maino were performing on stage. People started to run from the area & the suspect continued firing shots. No one has been arrested but there is surveillance camera footage of the suspect and NYPD is investigating.
An employee of the Irving Plaza told NY Daily News a fight had started between Troy Ave’s team & Maino’s team. Both the gunman and victims had legit V.I.P. passes to the area. Security isn’t always tight on people with come with the artist which is more than likely how the suspect got into the venue with his gun. Reports state that Banga stumbled down the stairs after being hit with a bullet. “It was a fight over a push, it was over some b*tch,” Johnny Wilkins, told the Daily News. “It was like 50 or 60 people in the VIP room. It was crazy. It’s crazy more people didn’t get shot.”
We at DatWAV.com send our condolences to Ronald McPhatter, his family, & B$B.
R.I.P Ronald “Banga” McPhatter