May 11, 1998 12:00 AM

Rapper Lil’ Kim denied reports that she and her entourage were involved in a shooting spree on Sunday outside a Greenwich Village radio station in New York that left one man wounded. “Lil’ Kim and her security had nothing to do whatsoever with the incident,” the rapper’s manager, Hillary Weston, said in a statement released Monday. “Kim had no knowledge of any argument nor what instigated the gunfire.” At least 22 bullets, from at least five guns, say police, were fired about 15 minutes after Lil’ Kim left hip hop radio station Hot 97, WQHT. Authorities are looking into reports that the shootout stemmed from a dispute between the rapper’s entourage and that of a rap duo, Capone-N-Noreaga, says the Associated Press. Capone pal Efrain Ocasio, 31, who was shot in the upper back, told the New York Post of the incident, “Basically, we don’t know who did it or what’s going on . . . All of a sudden a group of guys came up and started shooting. Last thing I know, I was hit.” After playing dead for a few seconds, in case the gunfire resumed, Ocasio then fled the scene, hopped a taxicab and got himself to a hospital, he told the paper. He was released Monday with a slug still reportedly lodged in his back.

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