Published On: Sun, Jan 1st, 2017

Travis Ward, Jacquan Graves identified as victims shot, killed at Connecticut Meek Mill concert

Two men were killed and another two injured at Meek Mill concert in Wallingford, Connecticut Friday night. The two have been identified as Travis Ward, 31, and Jacquan Graves, 20. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

The gunfire erupted outside the concert with the other two victims suffering non-life-threatening injuries, treated and released from the local hospitals.

Wallingford Police Lt. Cheryl Bradley said the shooting isn’t related to Meek Mill.

“We received a 911 call from an employee at the Oakdale Theatre. The caller reported that he was outside of the Oakdale with a victim who was shot in the leg. Our units responding determined that there were actually four victims, two with non-life-threatening injuries, two victims determined to be deceased,” Bradley told reporters late Friday night.

“Everything occurred outside of the Oakdale, it appeared to be near closing, the closing of the event … At this time, we are looking into possible leads, suspect vehicles, descriptions.”

NBC Connecticut reported that family identified Ward as the first gunshot victim.

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Crime Scene Tape photo/edited pic from FBI.gov

“My cousin isn’t into the streets at all. He’s not a street kid. First of all, he’s not a kid, he’s a man, you understand? And, he was coming out with his family, to celebrate his birthday,” said Stacey Ward, Travis Ward’s cousin told the NBC affiliate.

The source said the concert was an early birthday celebration for Ward, who would have turned 32 next Tuesday. They also stated that Ward was likely the target.

Graves, from New Haven, was joining the friends of Ward’s cousin for the event.

The Connecticut State Police Major Crime Division was called in to assist at the scene, and the police have been interviewing witnesses at the scene.

There was a hit-and-run in the parking lot at the time of the incident, and police are looking into whether that is connected.

“We’re looking into that evading vehicle. We have good information on that. We’re not sure if that was a suspect or somebody who for whatever reason just didn’t want to stop,” said Lt. Bradley.
James Bozzi, the head of marketing in Connecticut for Live Nation (which owns the Oakdale Theater), told My Record Journal that the venue has no plans to postpone or cancel its next show.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wallingford Police at 203-294-2800.


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