Chicago rapper Common was only hours from being involved in a fatal shooting in a Brooklyn barbershop yesterday.
The shop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where Common had had a hair cut only hours earlier was the scene of a violent shoot out which left four men injured and one dead.
An altercation which had started on the street corner close by the shop and the victim had ran to the shop for cover but was then cornered in the shop by the two assailants who were both armed.
Thirty shots were fired and an off duty police officer was caught in the cross fire and injured. So far no arrests have been made.