Producer AraabMuzik has suffered several gunshot wounds during a robbery attempt in a Harlem garage on Thursday night, Billboard can confirm.
“Last night, AraabMUZIK was shot in Harlem and the incident is currently under investigation by the NYPD,” his rep said in a statement to Billboard. “He is out of surgery and expected to make a full recovery. Out of respect for his privacy and legal issues around this matter, no further comments will be made at this time.”
The 26-year-old hip-hop beatsmith (real name Abraham Orellana) was inside the ProPark America parking garage around 7 p.m. ET. He was accompanied by a friend, James Malloy, 32, who was also wounded, the NY Daily News reports. Araabmuzik was said to be shot in the jaw and right arm as well as grazed in the head.
Sources tell the newspaper that the police recovered three .380-caliber shell casings. Two suspects were said to have tricked the producer, who was entering his friend’s BMW, into believing he dropped something before firing the gun. The suspects fled from the scene on foot.
In May 2013, AraabMuzik was also shot during an attempted robbery. He has produced for the likes of Fabolous, Dipset and A$AP Mob.