Beanie Sigel is currently undergoing surgery at AtlanticCare Regional Medical Center after being shot Friday morning, December 5, in Pleasantville, New Jersey. His condition is said to be serious.
“All I can confirm at this time is that Mr. Dwight Grant was shot this morning after an altercation on Spruce Avenue,” Pleasntville police Chief Jose Ruiz said, according to NJ.com.
The 40-year old suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach. The bullet exited out of his back.
The Philadelphia rapper is best known as a former artist on Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and being the front man of the group State Property, along with Young Chris, Neef Buck, Omilio Sparks, Oschino Vasquez, Freeway and Peedi Crakk.
Police say a second man was injured in this morning’s shooting, but refused medical attention. A suspect was taken into custody following a police chase, according to The Press of Atlantic City.
Sigel, real name Dwight Grant, was released to a Philadelphia area halfway house Aug. 14, after serving a two-year sentence in federal prison for tax evasion. He has been on home confinement since Sept. 25.