Videos and pictures are starting to circulate on social media of Nelly visiting XTC Cabaret in Dallas after the shooting death of Shalonda Anderson also known as Shalonda Lofton
According to WFAA The mother of three was shot and killed outside of XTC Cabaret in Dallas early Saturday morning, June 25.
The club owner released video, saying that Anderson drove into a crowd of people. Police said she was killed by a security guard who hasn’t been charged.
Another security guard, Sterlin Hammett, who police say shot into the vehicle, has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault.
“Hammett fired his pistol without justification or defense of other persons.”
According to CBSNEWS Mayor Eric Johnson, “I am sickened by the tragic violence we have seen at sexually oriented businesses in our city. This incident once again demonstrates why the Dallas City Council – in the interest of public safety – unanimously voted in favor of reasonable restrictions on the hours of operation for these businesses. Lives are at stake, and that is why it is critical for us to continue to pursue policies that can help us achieve our goal of making Dallas the safest major city in the United States.”
It’s not clear if the St Louis rapper knew Shalonda was killed at the night club but on June 30th he shared pictures and videos on Instagram.
A Checkered Past
Anderson is the fifth person to die after visiting XTC Cabaret and is the 8th person to be shot outside the club.
In 2019, two security guards opened fire, fatally killing 34-year-old Jason Hill as he was leaving the parking lot of the club in his truck to avoid a fight.
Video of the shooting went viral. The security officers were charged with murder after firing more than 20 rounds–but a grand jury refused to indict them on those charges and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.
In 2010, a cab driver was shot and killed after picking up two people who had been at the strip club.
In 2017, Rene Adrian Carrillo fatally shot 23-year-old Jean Carlo Casiano-Torres and injured another woman. Carillo was later convicted of murder.
Casiano-Torres was sitting in his car in the parking lot when Carillo shot him.
Per police, Casiano-Torres argued with Carrillo’s friend, Adrian Castilleja, who allegedly flashed a handgun and threatened to kill Casiano-Torres himself.
In 2021, 32-year-old Gregory Chandler was shot and killed outside of the club after getting into an argument with another man.
David McMillian, 43, was later charged with murder. His case is still moving through the courts.
An online petition asking the club be shut down has gained over 11,000 signatures in 48 hours.
The family also started a GoFundMe