Victim in Shyne Club Shooting Speaks Out on Instagram


Victim in Shyne Club Shooting Speaks Out on Instagram

Woman identifying herself as one of the people injured during the infamous incident recalls ordeal on 15-year anniversary.

Published December 28, 2014

15 years ago today, December 28, an altercation between Diddy and a New York club patron resulted in a shooting that left three people injured, Jennifer Lopez in cuffs and Shyne behind bars for nearly a decade. 

UPNORTHTRIPS acknowledged the anniversary on Instagram, but the post sparked bad memories for a woman identifying herself as one of the shooting victims.

Natania Reuben, who says she was shot in the face during the incident, takes the post to task for sympathizing with the celebrities and not the innocent bystanders. "I have suffered a great deal of physical and emotional pain behind this foolish display of ego and insecurity," wrote Reuben. "I have been able to stand on my faith and pull thru."

The now-infamous incident started when Diddy was leaving Club New York with Jennifer Lopez when he bumped into Matthew "Scar" Allen. Scar shoved Puffy, and the altercation escalated with gunshots. Soon after, Puffy and Lopez were arrested for fleeing the scene in a Lincoln Navigator with a gun inside. Charges against Lopez were quickly dropped, but Diddy and Shyne both went to court for weapon violations and other charges. 

With help from his powerful team of lawyers, the Bad Boy mogul was acquitted of all charges. Shyne was hit with a 10-year prison sentence for two counts of assault, reckless endangerment and gun possession.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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