NYPD probe report of gunshots in Chris Brown brawl
This combination of 2012 and 2011 file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake. New York City police investigated a report Thursday, June 14, 2012 of a bar brawl involving hip-hop stars Drake and Chris Brown and their entourages in which bottles flew and five people were injured. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, Chris Pizzello)
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating whether shots were fired inside a nightclub during a bottle-throwing brawl involving singer Chris Brown and Drake's entourage.
Some witnesses report hearing shots during the dust-up Thursday morning at W.i.P in SoHo, but no one reported seeing a gun. Police are looking into the claims.
In this Feb. 26, 2012 photo, singer Chris Brown sits on the sidelines during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game in Orlando, Fla. New York City police are investigating an early morning Manhattan bar brawl involving hip hop stars Drake and Chris Brown. Police say five people were injured in the fight at club W.I.P. early Thursday, June 14, 2012, where people from both entourages were tossing bottles. Police say the injuries were mostly minor lacerations.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
Brown spoke with police; Drake has not. Drake's representatives say he was on his way out when the fight broke out and did not injure anyone.
A manager of a club in the same building was arrested Friday on an unrelated violation.