Ten People Shot During Filming Of French Montana Music Video

7 January 2023 | 9:11 am | Mary Varvaris

"Our hearts are heavy and go out to the victims of this senseless act."

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Rapper French Montana (real name Karim Kharbouch) was filming a "celebration" for his new mixtape, Coke Boys 6: Money Heist Edition, according to TMZ, when gunshots rang out during the recording. No fatalities have been reported. However, multiple people have been injured.

French Montana and his crew were making the video at the Miami Gardens soul food restaurant, The Licking. "All of the sudden, pow pow pow, and that’s when everybody started running," witness Wilmark Baez told Miami's WVSN 7News. Baez added, "There were three bodies on the floor laid out and two other people walking around shot."

Witness Ced Mogul said to the news website, "I took off running, and I was looking back, but I was like, you know what? Let me just duck first, and then people started asking me, you know, ‘Can you help me?' When I realised people were asking for help, there was nothing you could do about it when you got shot."

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"Our hearts are heavy and go out to the victims of this senseless act," The Licking - co-owned by DJ Khaled with multiple locations - shared in a statement to CNN. "We were not aware of a video being filmed and found out last min(ute) French Montana was shooting a scene in the back parking lot... The Licking restaurant has nothing to do with the incident and has given police the necessary footage requested."

Emergency officials from the Miami Dade Fire Rescue said, "As a result of the incident, a total of 10 patients were injured. Four of the patients self-transported to local area hospitals. MDFR transported the remaining six patients by ground and air rescue to local trauma centres."

CNN has reached out to police and representatives of French Montana for comment.

"Last night, I was in Miami celebrating the release of my CB6 mixtape w/ friends at a local restaurant," French Montana wrote on Twitter, addressing the shooting. "We unfortunately were at the wrong place, at the wrong time when an incident took place that left people hurt. Our thoughts & prayers are w/ the victims & families at this time".