After one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting across the street from a video shoot by Sexyy Red and Sukihana, the “Pound Town” rapper released a statement on her Instagram Stories on Thursday night (Sept. 14) clarifying that the violence was unrelated to her project while sending her thoughts to the victim’s family.
A suspect allegedly opened fire at roughly 8:30 p.m., killing one person while wounding another, then fled.
TMZ writes that Sexyy “was filming the music video with a bunch of extras at Oakland Park Flea Market in the afternoon when somebody pulled a gun nearby and started firing.”
Local 10 claims Sukihana was part of the video; TMZ has not named her as of this publication, nor has she posted about the shooting on her social media. She and Sexyy released the single “Hood Rats” last month.
“One of the victims was found at the gas station and the other at the flea market,” the Miami station reports. “Broward Sheriff’s deputies spent several hours investigating, focusing their activity on a Chevron gas station while also taping off several businesses.”
Local 10 also allegedly filmed police arresting two people.
Across three posts on her Instagram Stories around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, 25-year-old Sexyy Red made a statement reading, in full:
“I send my condolences to the family of the man who lost his life and prayers up for the person who was wounded. But i gotta address the rumors that it happened at my video shoot bc shit is not true, at all. To be clear it happened at a gas station across the street from my video set. Florida Highway Patrol and Broward County Sheriff confirmed that the shooting wasn’t on my set. [I’m] secure and thanks to my production team getting all the paperwork right and working with the Broward Sheriff’s Office to hire off-duty’s to make sure everyone was safe. We finished the shoot at a different location and everyone from our set went home safely. Period. I’m just trying to work hard, make good music, connect with my fans. Please don’t try to twist narratives and put this on a bitch.”
Local 10‘s sources-citing story published at 11:16 p.m. Thursday said authorities hadn’t “provided any official information regarding the shooting, suspects or arrests” at that point.