04-11-2006, 07:44 AM
DETROIT -- A prominent member of Detroit's hip-hop community was killed in a shooting at a Detroit night club early Tuesday morning.

Rapper and producer Proof, whose real name is DeShaun Holton (pictured), was one of two shooting victims at the CCC Club on east Eight Mile Road, near Gratiot Avenue, according to Detroit police.

When police arrived at the scene, the club was empty, Local 4 reported. Both victims had been taken to a hospital, according to police.

Proof was taken to St. John Holy Cross Hospital, and the second victim was taken to St. John Hospital, police said.

Both victims suffered a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Local 4 initially reported the second victim also died but has learned the 35-year-old man remains hospitalized in critical condition at St. John Hospital, according to police. His name was not released.

The rapper is a long-time friend of rap star Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers. Proof appeared in Eminem's movie "Eight Mile" as Li'l Tic, the station learned.

Police are searching for a gunman. A description was not available.

A witness was being questioned by police.

The shooting remains under investigation.

04-11-2006, 10:11 AM
hardcore... whats with rappers getting shot anyways?

04-11-2006, 05:27 PM

Regretably, I saw Eight Mile..... but I can't recall which character he was.....

04-11-2006, 08:12 PM
hardcore... whats with rappers getting shot anyways?

Most rappers end up being shot over past incidents. Acts such as Notorious B.I.G, Tupac and N.W.A were dealing coke, weed and other illegal substance before they made it big. Alot of times in the drug scene bad deals are done. When a bad deal is done you are threatened or possibly killed. When the artist becomes large they are easier to target.

04-11-2006, 09:46 PM
That goes to show that they should be more careful when they play with guns. :\

04-12-2006, 01:07 PM

04-12-2006, 01:10 PM
That goes to show that they should be more careful when they play with guns. :\

That is Too True.