Two security guards were shot at a Kanye West concert in Birmingham, England, after a man tried to get in without a ticket, police said today (March 1).

Two security guards were shot at a Kanye West concert in Birmingham, England, after a man tried to get in without a ticket, police said today (March 1).

The shootings occurred at the front entrance of the NEC Arena at about 10 p.m. last night during an altercation between the guards and a man who was refused entry to the West's show, West Midlands police said.

Detective Inspector Ian Grant said several shots, believed to have been from a handgun, had been fired. One of the guards was in the hospital in serious condition but the other was discharged after treatment.

"At this early stage, the motive for the shooting remains unclear but there appears to have been some sort of dispute about gaining entry to the concert," Grant said. A man and a woman have been held in connection with the incident.

The show was the last in West's tour of Britain. He is due to perform in Milan tomorrow.


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