$5,000 reward offered after 2 shot outside hip-hop concert at PNC Bank Art Center

HOLMDEL, N.J. (WABC) -- State police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot two people outside of a hip-hop concert in central New Jersey.

The shooting happened at 11:14 p.m. Monday in a parking lot outside the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, causing panic among the crowd attending a show by Big Sean and J. Cole.

Two victims, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, were transported by helicopter to Jersey Shore Medical Center. They remain there in critical condition.

Eighteen-year-old Omayma Bougdour told the Daily News gunfire began after an argument broke out in the parking lot. She said "everyone started sprinting and stampeding."

State police said the gunman fled into nearby woods. Troopers searched the area with K-9 dogs, but they didn't find the gunman.

Troopers announced Tuesday that a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the gunman's arrest.

PNC Bank Arts Center said the show was sold out. Big Sean and J. Cole are touring together. They're scheduled to perform at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-671-4400.
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