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Wiz Khalifa concert ends with deadly backstage shooting

Wiz Khalifa showed up to give a concert in the San Francisco Bay Area on Aug. 22. Sadly, right after his latest stop on his popular Under the Influence of Music tour was over, an unidentified man was shot multiple times, according to Rolling Stone via Yahoo! Music.

Wiz Khalifa performs
Photo by Bryan Bedder

Blogger Jessica Mullins reports in a post on SF Gate's site that the shooting happened backstage at the Shoreline Amphitheater. This venue accommodates 22,000 fans and was sold out for Friday's Wiz Khalifa show.

As soon as the 26-year-old singer finished his set in Mountain View, Calif. at about 11 p.m., PT, five shots were allegedly fired and law enforcement quickly appeared at the scene. Local police spokesperson Shino Tanaka said the unidentified man, who was 38-years-old, was taken by first responders to a nearby hospital. That is where he passed away on Aug. 23.

Although the name of the proposed shooter has not been determined, he is said to be a 20-something black man, short of statue at between 5'6" to 5'8". He was described as having short hair and he was reportedly wearing all black or black and white pants when the shooting occurred. He also was said to have been wearing a red baseball cap.

A number of witnesses to the shooting in Northern California told officials that they saw "a black pistol with a large magazine," reports Mullins. As the shooter is still at large as of this writing, the SF Gate writer suggests that anyone with any further information about the incident contact Mountain View Police, referring to case number 14-4346.

As for Wiz Khalifa, he has reportedly canceled his next concert on this tour, which was to have taken place in Chula Vista at the Sleep Train Amphitheater on Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., PT.

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