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Megan Thee Stallion shooting could result in felony charges, prosecutors say

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is reviewing possible charges in shooting that left the Houston rapper injured.

The shooter responsible for Megan Thee Stallion‘s foot injuries may soon face felony charges.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office revealed that it was reviewing a potential felony charge of assault with a firearm with an investigation involving Tory Lanez, Los Angeles Times reports.

Prosecutors requested the Los Angeles Police Department to look deeper into the incident.

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According to the Times, Ricardo Santiago, a district attorney official said possible charges include felony assault with a semi-automatic firearm and personal use of a firearm.

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On July 12, the day of the shooting, the Canadian artist, whose real name is Daystar Peterson, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon. Shortly before Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion were seen on social media partying with Kylie Jenner.

Footage from the live broadcast was uploaded to Twitter by a Megan Thee Stallion fan page @theestallionhq.

Read More: Megan Thee Stallion shares, then deletes, photos of foot injury

While still healing, the Savage rapper has also had to publicly defend herself against rumors surrounding the shooting incident. Most recently she uploaded and deleted images of her actual wounds, to silence stories that she faked her shooting, theGrio reports.

“I got hit at the back of my feet because when I got shot I was WALKING AWAY FACING THE BACK. why would I lie abt getting shot? Why are y’all so upset that I don’t wanna be in the bed sad? Why y’all upset that I can walk?” she said, sharing the graphic photo of stitches and damaged skin.

Despite some fans, and even celebrities, such as 50 Cent making light of the ordeal, the Houston rapper has also received a wave of support and encouragement including flowers from both Rihanna and her Savage Remix collaborator Beyoncé, theGrio previously reported.

According to the Times, requesting a deeper investigation before filing charges is common practice in high-profile cases. There is currently no public timeline for a resolution.

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