Rapper Beanie Sigel was released from a Philadelphia hospital this morning (May 25), after suffering gun shot wounds to both arms in what police believe was an attempted robbery.
Sigel rode away from the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in a chauffeured vehicle with a towel over his head and his arm in a sling.
The rapper was shot earlier this morning around 8:00 a.m. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Sigel was found near 22nd and Sigel Street, the street from which the rapper’s name derives.
Sources said his family has a residence in the area.
Sigel told police that five black men in two vehicles boxed him in and that a bearded man in jeans and boots opened fired, hitting the rapper once in his upper-right arm.
Sigel’s wallet, watch and other items were taken.
The rapper was treated for his injury and released. Police have yet to announce suspects in the shooting, and detectives are unsure where in Philadelphia the shooting actually occurred.
Reps for Sigel told AllHipHop.com that the rapper went straight to the studio after the shooting to finish recording songs for his new album, tentatively titled The Bad Guy.
Sigel is planning to release an untitled song to this weekend (May 27).
In November, Sigel was briefly jailed by a Philadelphia Family Court judge for missing back child support payments.
In September, the rapper was acquitted of attempted-murder charges in relation to a 2003 shooting in front of a Philadelphia bar. The next month, his stepfather Sam Derry was shot and killed and then set on fire. Police arrested a 22-year-old Philadelphia man for the murder.