Wounds are fresh for friends and fans of Cali Swag District, the Inglewood hip-hop crew that saw key member Montae "M-Bone" Talbert murdered in a liquor-store drive-by just last May.
Last night, another scare: City News Service reports that directly after a Cali Swag District show featuring Compton rapper Problem at Wonderland last night, around 1:45 a.m., a 25-year-old "road crew member for one of the acts" got shot in the back. Though police haven't released his identity, dozens of Twitter users have been sending their prayers to...
... a guy with the handle @ThefakeMark (pictured, below).
Witnesses told reporters that the victim was standing near Franklin Avenue and Cahuenga Boulevard when he was hit by one of two shots fired. According to City News, the violence had erupted when "some words were exchanged between audience members, and people started rushing for the doors."
The shooter is described as man in his early 20s who fled the scene in a Ford Mustang.
This is Wonderland's second big shooting this year: In mid-March, a fight that had broken out in front of the nightclub ended in a rain of gunfire. In that incident, though, four bystanders were hit, and the shooting turned extra chaotic when the crowd rushed for cover in a party bus parked nearby.
Cali Swag District is most famous for their instructional Top 40 hit "Teach Me How to Dougie." Here's a video of the CSD guys doing their backup-dancer thing at Problem's video shoot in spring 2010, with the late M-Bone on the far right:
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The CSD member's high-profile murder has yet to be solved by Inglewood detectives. But they do seem to be doing fine, re: last night's scuffle: