Beanie Sigel In Critical Condition After Being Shot In New Jersey

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has been shot after an apparent fight outside a Jersey Shore home, police tell NBC10.

His attorney believes the rapper was not the intended target.

The shooting happened around 9:20 a.m. Friday outside the home where he lives along the 800 block of Spruce Avenue in Pleasantville, New Jersey, police said. “From the first appearance, it would appear that there was some sort of altercation next to that property,” Pleasantville Police Chief Jose Ruiz said.

Another victim, 22-year-old Umar Salahuddin was injured during the incident and a third, assumed to be involved in the shooting, was taken into custody following a police chase.

Today’s shooting comes months after Sigel was released from prison after serving time on tax and drug charges. The rapper served roughly two years in prison and was sent to a Philadelphia halfway house following his release. previously reported that Sigel was to remain in the halfway house until December 6, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

The rapper was wearing a monitoring bracelet on his ankle at the time of the shooting, police said.
In 2013, Sigel was also sentenced to six to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Sigel was formerly signed to Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records before the two rappers broke ties following a public fight.

He had three albums that reached the top five on the Billboard charts.

He had a concert dubbed “Beanie Sigel: The Return” scheduled for Dec. 18 at the Theater of the Living Arts on South Street.

Photos from the scene.

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