Brixton Academy Shooting

By Rob Last edited 157 months ago
Brixton Academy Shooting

If you haven't seen this yet, it seems someone fired two shots during the Nas gig at the Academy last night.

Whichever news source you go to all the reports are the same:

- Two shots were fired towards the ceiling.

- Two bullets and two casings have been recovered from the scene.

- The performance was stopped immediately and the premises were evacuated.

- No one was arrested.

- No one was injured.

Oh no, wait, the Mirror's report is slightly different, it tells us "Revellers cowered in fear as a man sprayed bullets before fleeing." Really? He 'sprayed' two bullets?

Of course, the question everyone is going to be asking now is how the hell did they get a gun into the Academy.

It's virtually impossible to sneak a can of beer into that place, never mind a handgun, and as the Academy spokesperson reminds us:

"More than 100 security staff were working at last night's show and concert-goers passed through scanning and security checks at the entrance to the venue."

If you've got tickets for tonight's gig at the Academy we wouldn't worry too much: it's the Zutons.

Last Updated 22 March 2005


you reckon you can smuggle in rotten fruit to the Zutons gig?


If the shots were preceded by a hearty "Yeehah!!" then it was probably just a cowboy enjoying the show and nothing to worry about.


One of the typewriters I recently picked up from Freecycle has a MIRROR related history. It seems that the Sara Keays/ Cecil Parkinson scandal was typed up on it by John Penrose, husband of Anne Robinson!

As an experiment I just typed in "slow news day" and when I pulled the paper out it read "Kill the gypsy scum!!!".

Strange but true.


The gun was probably brought in via the guest entrance - in my experience, there's no security there whatsoever.

E. E. Cummings

did anybody check the grassy knol?

R. Swipe

It was probably the band. They think they're dead "gangstar" so thought it's be cool, but found that their fans all of which being middle-class white boys all ran screaming like girls.

Yeah dead "gangstar"