HOLMDEL, N.J. — A man has been arrested on suspicion of opening fire outside the PNC Bank Arts Center and shooting two men after a J.Cole concert at the venue, New Jersey State Police said.
Quran Powell, 27, of Holmdel, was arrested while "hiding" in an apartment on Glenwood Avenue in East Orange, N.J., state police said.
He faces two counts of attempted homicide, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and certain persons not to possess a firearm. He's being held on $750,000 bond.
Powell allegedly shot two men outside the venue shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, state police said. Officers arrived to find two men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds laying in parking lot No. 4.
Both victims, who have not been identified, were taken to the hospital where they were listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
A witness told PIX11 News he thought he was hearing fireworks until he saw a man with a gun.
"That's when we started running," said Mike Lefanto, who was at the sold-out concert with his 13-year-old daughter.
On the bill for the show that night were hip-hop artists Big Sean, YG and Jeremih. The performance was part of J.Cole's Forest Hills Drive tour.
Police said they believed the shooter ran into nearby woods after striking his victims. A $5,000 reward for an arrest in the case had been posted.