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Arrest in NJ shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/27/2017

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Fetty Wap arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Authorities have made an arrest stemming from a Sunday, March 26, 2017, shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson, leaving several people wounded. Investigators said the rapper and several friends became involved in a heated altercation with another group. Officials said the rapper was not hurt. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A hip-hop promoter was arrested Monday on charges stemming from a shooting involving hip-hop star Fetty Wap in his New Jersey hometown that left three people wounded, authorities said.

The shooting happened outside a 24-hour deli in Paterson at about 5 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities charged Raheem Thomas with assault and weapons offenses. The Paterson resident is CEO and owner of Muscle Team Entertainment, a company that promotes hip-hop.

It wasn't known if Thomas had an attorney to comment on his behalf. An email sent to an account believed to be his wasn't immediately returned.

There was no word what led to the altercation.

Thomas had posted on Instagram, "Just to set the record straight, I personally didn't take fettywap chain."

In January, he had posted a video on YouTube that was disrespectful of Fetty Wap.

Fetty Way, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, and several friends, became involved in a heated altercation with another group, police said.

Officials said the rapper was not hurt and the three victims were taken to a hospital.

There was no immediate word on the extent of the injuries to the shooting victims. The investigation is ongoing.

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