BREAKING NEWS: Police Say Troy Ave SHOOTS Himself . . . And Then ACCIDENTALLY Shot His Best Friend . . . After BEEF With Rival Rapper MAINO!!


The NY Daily News just dropped a BOMBSHELL. You'll recall we reported that rapper TROY AVE was shot and his friend KILLED - in a shootout backstage at a rap concert. Now new evidence says that Troy Ave shot himself -- and his homie. Here is what they are saying:

Troy Ave, of Brownsville, accidentally shot himself in the leg during the chaos, sources said.

He was charged with attempted murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, cops said. He is expected to face a murder charge pending the results of a ballistics test, according to sources.

Troy Ave, who was to perform at the show, was feuding with Maino, who is based in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Maino had just left the stage when his rival blasted at least five shots with a 9-mm handgun in a green room above the stage, sources said.

“He walks right out, women all around, and starts shooting his gun,” a police source said.

"It's an ongoing rap group rivalry, him and Maino."

The 30-year-old Troy Ave, whose real name is Ronald Collins was arrested at NYU Langone Medical Center, sources said.

It was unclear how Troy Ave allegedly shot and killed Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter. The victim’s mother said that McPhatter had known Troy Ave since they were in junior high school.

Here is the video of the incident: