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Rapper Benny the Butcher shot during attempted robbery in Houston Walmart parking lot: HPD

Houston police said five men in ski masks approached Jeremie Pennick and two other people in the parking lot and demanded their jewelry.

HOUSTON — New York rapper Benny the Butcher was shot in the leg Saturday during an attempted robbery outside a Houston Walmart, according to police.

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Houston police said Jeremie Pennick (aka Benny the Butcher) and two other people were in the store parking lot in the 5200 block of South Rice Avenue around 4:30 p.m. when five men in ski masks approached them and demanded their jewelry.

According to police, Pennick, 35, was moving too slow and one of the suspects fired a shot, hitting him in the leg.

Authorities said Pennick was taken to an area hospital by EMS after he tried to drive himself.

Pennick is a rapper from Buffalo, New York. He's part of the hip-hop group Griselda.

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