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Minneapolis rapper behind bloody party vows to fight violence

Tavonte "T-Wood$" Woods

Tavonte "T-Wood$" Woods

Minneapolis rapper Tavonte Woods helped organize last Saturday's Summer Kick Off Mansion Party in Webster Township, about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. 

“Security will be strictly enforced,” read the online event page for the DIY party, which involved the unlicensed sale of alcohol to minors and hundreds of guests, the Star Tribune reports. “Leave all drama & weapons at home." 

That warning didn't prevent a bloody conclusion to the bash. Gun shots rang out around 3 a.m., drawing law enforcement from seven different agencies to the 43-acre property. 

“One guy came out of the house with an AR-15 and started shooting in the air and said, ‘Everyone has to go,’" partygoer Angela Williams, 19, tells the Strib. "Everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off." 

Four attendees — three men and one woman — were shot. All four are in stable condition, the Strib reports. No arrests have been made. 

In the wake of the chaos, Woods has vowed to disassociate his music from violence. He posted the following message to Facebook on Saturday. 

Part of the RSVP website for the Summer Kick Off Mansion Party

Part of the RSVP website for the Summer Kick Off Mansion Party

Anyone with information regarding the shootings is asked to contact the Rice County Sheriff’s Office at 1-507-334-4391.