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What Happened at DaBaby’s Home? Police Respond to Shooting Reports

DaBaby’s North Carolina home was visited by police on Wednesday evening, following reports of a shooting on the Troutman property.

The Troutman Police Department stated on Facebook that officers were called to the home of DaBaby, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, at around 7:45 p.m., where they found “one subject suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.”

“The subject was transported by Iredell County EMS to a medical facility for treatment,” said the police representative in the statement.

“Due to the ongoing and continuing nature of this investigation, no information as to the names of those involved or the circumstances can be released at this time,” the statement concluded. “This is an isolated incident and there is no threat to the community at large.”

The incident was confirmed to Newsweek by an officer at Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.

According to CW-affiliated Charlotte network WCCB, Troutman Fire also responded to the scene.

The identities of the shooter and the victim have not been named by the police.

Newsweek has contacted a representative of DaBaby for comment.

This is not the first time DaBaby has been linked to a shooting. Back in October 2018, the musician was involved in a deadly shooting inside a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina, a suburb outside of Charlotte.

Police arriving on the scene discovered the body of 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig. As a result, DaBaby was one of four people detained by police for questioning.

Later taking to his Instagram account to address the incident, DaBaby said that he was shopping in the store with his children when Craig and another man, who was carrying a weapon, robbed him and threatened his family.

At the time, DaBaby insisted that he didn’t pull the trigger in the subsequent fight that occurred inside the store.

While DaBaby was initially charged with murder, the charges were lowered to a misdemeanor of carrying a concealed weapon.

The charges were adjusted after Walmart’s security footage corroborated DaBaby’s account of events. He was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence and 12 months of unsupervised probation. No one was charged for Craig’s death.

At the start of 2021, DaBaby released the single “Masterpiece,” in which he alluded the incident, albeit in ambiguous terms.

“I don’t know what went down at that Walmart / I don’t know what happened on that freeway / Okay, there go DaBaby, he back now / Run it back, hey, b****, turn that on replay,” he rapped on the track, per NME.

DaBaby arrives at Drai’s Nightclub for Pro Bowl weekend at The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas on February 05, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rapper’s North Carolina home was visited by police on Wednesday evening, amid reports of a shooting on the property.
Getty Images for Drai’s Nightclub/Denise Truscello