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Rapper Beanie Sigel Shot in Jersey

December 6, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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Rapper Beanie Sigel was injured during a Friday morning shooting in New Jersey, police said.

The 40-year-old a Jay-Z protégé was taken into surgery at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the torso, police said.

But it seems like Sigel is okay: Twitter user @Pawn2KingCMD tweeted a photo Friday apparently showing Beanie smiling from his hospital bed.

A second victim refused treatment at the scene in Pleasantville, N.J., the Press of Atlantic City reported.

The gunman’s identity or a motive were not immediately available.

It’s not clear what the Philadelphia-based rapper was doing in New Jersey.

Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant, was shot once before during a 2006 bank robbery in Philadelphia.

In 2003, he was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired 6 bullets into a Philadelphia nightclub, hitting a man in the foot and stomach. He was later acquitted.

Just two weeks before he was due to enter prison for tax evasion in 2012, he was arrested on weapons and drug charges.

He was released from a federal jail in August.

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