Seems there are guns in England after all
(UK-US Translation : Steward = Gate/Door Security)Stewards shot at Kanye West gig
Kanye West's albums are Late Registration and College Dropout
Two stewards have been shot during a concert held by rapper-producer Kanye West at the NEC in the West Midlands.
Police said the shootings took place after people who tried to gain entrance without tickets were escorted from the arena near Birmingham on Tuesday.
One steward was being treated in hospital on Wednesday, where he is in a serious but not life-threatening condition. The other was discharged.
One man and a woman have been arrested by West Midlands Police.
West Midlands Police were called to the NEC Arena just after 2200 GMT on Tuesday.
Officers said that shots were fired when those who tried to get in without a ticket were escorted from the premises and they reached the front entrance.
I heard a gun shot fire and three people ran away
Witness Ellie Cullister
The singer from Atlanta, Georgia, made a name for himself in the rap world as a producer, and then launched his own recording career.
He first rose to prominence during the late 90s, when he produced hit albums for Foxy Brown, Beanie Sigel, and Ma$e's Harlem World.
In October 2002, he was nearly killed when he was driving back to his hotel after a recording session, and he was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles. It left him with his jaw fractured in three places.
Kanye West was performing the last night of his five-date Touch The Sky tour in the UK.
A police spokesman said: "This incident involved individuals who had been ejected from the venue for attempting to try to gain entrance to a pop concert without tickets.
"Firearms were discharged and two stewards were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening."
Det Insp Ian Grant said several shots, believed from a handgun, were fired.
He said: "At this early stage the motive for the shooting remains unclear but there appears to have been some sort of dispute about gaining entry to the concert."
Witness Ellie Cullister was stood outside getting some fresh air and was near the scene of the shooting.
She told BBC WM: "I turned around and saw this group of guys and I heard a gun shot fire and three people run away.
"Everyone crowded round them but the police were soon there and the stewards were telling everyone to back off and get inside.
"You could not see much, but it was really frightening.
The scene of the shooting remains cordoned off for forensic examination.
Detectives have asked for anyone who saw anything unusual at the concert to come forward.
I saw that. i said to myself wtf?! The_Beer_Slayer