Brick by Brick’s Max Paul says there was no confrontation during a hip-hip show at the club that led to the shooting of two men about a half mile away from the club Friday, March 13.
“There was no incident that took place inside the club. There was no fight in the club that proceeded outside. As far as we know, there was nothing going on. That’s why it was a shock to everyone. There wasn’t a big crowd at all. It was just a small crowd. It wasn’t a busy night and then that happened,” he says.
According to a police report issued the day after the shooting, the two victims were outside Brick by Brick when they got into an altercation with two other men. “Words were exchanged and one suspect opened fired with a handgun, shooting both victims. The suspects then fled the scene, possibly in a Cadillac Escalade,” the report reads.
While the report, which is issued to local media outlets, implies the shooting happened outside the club, the shooting location is listed as 1310 Elevation Road, which is about a half mile away from Brick by Brick.
The show, organized by BKi/Fam First Entertainment and Faultline Entertainment, featured live performances by the Illatary, Doughnation, Notch P, Chaos tha Community Serva, and A-Mess, along with a rap contest with the winner going home with $150.
Phone and email messages left with Faultline Entertainment were unreturned.
“The bad publicity has already crushed us. There’s really not much else I can say about [the incident]. I know as much as you know, as much as the news has told me,” Paul says.