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Shooting at Rick Ross concert is a wound for the entire hip-hop community

Rick Ross performs — not in Fresno — but at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Rick Ross came to Fresno on Thursday night, but the concert from hip-hop’s grunting boss of braggadocio is being overshadowed this morning by what happened in the Save Mart Center parking lot after the concert: A man was shot in the leg, suffering non-fatal injuries.

What that gunshot did — besides sending one victim to the hospital and another six to Fresno PD headquarters for question– was call in to question, once again, the place of hip-hop shows in our community.

I knew the response that was coming as soon as I heard the news. You probably did too.

From The Bee’s comment section: “It’s a known fact that shootings, drugs, gangs and rap go hand in hand. This is why rap concerts must be banned.” From ABC30′s Facebook page: “Hip hop sucks. Ban it” and  “No more rap shows at smc.”

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