Aspiring Rapper Among Three Wounded in Overtown Shooting

Andre Scott, known to his fans as Young Scrilla, had been in Overtown Saturday evening to film a music video, the same night someone opened fire, his mother said

By Gilma Avalos
|  Sunday, Feb 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:09 PM EDT
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Three people were hospitalized following a shooting in Overtown this weekend, including an aspiring rapper, according to authorities and the rapper s mother. NBC 6 reporter Gilma Avalos interviews Denise Scott.

Three people were hospitalized following a shooting in Overtown this weekend, including an aspiring rapper, according to authorities and the rapper s mother. NBC 6 reporter Gilma Avalos interviews Denise Scott.

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An aspiring rapper was among three people wounded in a shooting in Overtown this weekend, according to the rapper’s mother.

Andre Scott, known to his fans as Young Scrilla, had been in Overtown on Saturday evening to film a music video, the same night someone opened fire. Police cordoned off an area where a car rammed into an Overtown sign.

It was unclear whether the shooting occurred while the music video was being filmed or at some point afterward.

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Scott’s mother, Denise Scott, called her son a “good kid” who stays busy recording music and performing at concerts. She said she thinks she knows the reason why the shooting occurred.

“I think it’s a lot of empty-hearted people out here. It’s a lot of jealousy,” she said. “They’re doing it out of spite."

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Neighbors near Nineteenth Street and Third Avenue, close to where the shooting happened, said they had noticed a parade of pricey vehicles drive up and down the street earlier in the evening. 

The shooting remains under investigation.

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