Jack Harlow posted an emotional message a day after his DJ, Ronnie Luciano (born Ronnie Tyshon O’Bannon), turned himself in after a Kentucky grand jury indicted him on murder and tampering with evidence charges tied to a deadly nightclub shooting in the rapper’s hometown of Louisville. The May 1 shooting at the city’s Ultra Lounge — where Harlow and his crew were hanging out before the Kentucky Derby — resulted in the death of a woman named Kasmira Nash, 37, and non-life-threatening injuries to a male victim.
“My heart is broken by the events that occurred over Derby weekend,” Harlow wrote in an Instagram Story reposted by a reporter for Louisville’s WDRB. “My heart breaks for Kasmira, her children, and everyone else touched by this tragic death. My heart breaks for my city, a place that’s been through too much pain already. I’ve been in touch with Kasmira’s family during this unimaginably painful time, and I’m grateful to them for keeping the lines of communication open.”
O’Bannon is part of Harlow’s Private Garden crew and the “What’s Poppin'” rapper was seen on video near his DJ in the nightclub during the shooting according to local media reports. The Associated Press reported that Nash was working at the club during a Derby party when the shooting happened and police said she died at the scene from a gunshot wound.
“Nothing can reverse what happened,” Harlow added. “Too many lives have been changed forever, My life will remain committed to making Louisville a better place.”
See Harlow’s statement below.
.@jackharlow statement on murder that a member of his inner-circle is accused of commuting on Derby Eve. pic.twitter.com/s0wPigs0DU
— Travis Ragsdale (@TravisRagsdale) May 12, 2021