12.26.2016

Troy Ave Shot Twice on Christmas Day

Troy Ave was shot once again.

Just months after being charged with attempted murder at a May concert in Manhattan, the rapper, whose real name is Roland Collins, was reportedly shot twice while on his way to visit his family on Christmas Day.

The New York MC was at an intersection in Brooklyn at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 25). According to The New York Times, that’s when an unidentified man approached Ave’s Maserati and began firing multiple rounds. Troy was hit twice — one bullet struck his arm, another grazed his head. Ave then crashed his car into a parked vehicle.

He was hospitalized and treated for the wounds at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. So far, there is no description of the shooter and no arrests have been made, as officials continue investigating the situation.

50 Cent visited the rapper, who he once had a feud with, in the hospital. He posted a photo beside Ave and updated fans on his status. “Dope boy Troy all good,” he wrote. “Merry Christmas.”

Dope boy Troy all good, Merry Christmas

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on

In May, Troy was involved in a shooting at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, where T.I. was slated to perform. He was reportedly shot that night, and was seen firing a weapon in surveillance footage. In June, Troy pled not guilty to attempted second-degree murder and other counts. By August, he sued Live Nation for an alleged security breach.

Out on $500,000 bond, Troy released White Christmas 4, the fourth installment in his mixtape series, prior to the shooting on Friday (Dec. 24).