Men Fire Into Nightclub Crowd In Gainesville, Rapper Plies, Associates Arrested

 Five men, including Slip-N-Slide rapper Plies were arrested in conjunction with a nightclub shooting early today (July 2) at a 238 West Nightclub in Gainesville, Florida.

According to police Plies, of Fort Meyers and Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Lil' Boosie were headlining a show at the club.

As Plies and an entourage were performing, a dispute allegedly broke out with promoters over stage time.

Witnesses said two men associated with Plies, Ronell Lawrence Lavatte, 31, and Tory Denard Carnegie, fired three rounds of bullets into a sold-out crowd of over 1,000 people, striking five men from the Gainseville area.

Police blocked the rapper and the shooters at gunpoint to prevent them from fleeing the scene.

Lavatte and Carnegie have been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder, while Keon D. Mcrae and Plies, born Algernod Lanier Washington, were both charged with illegal possession of concealed weapons.

The five victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover.

Plies is preparing his debut for Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide/Atlantic titled The Real N***a Bible. Plies also recently released "I Wanna" featuring R&B crooner, Akon.

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