DJ Shot And Killed Over Song Selection
It's been reported that a DJ in India was fatally shot after neglecting to play a song request. 30-year-old DJ Arun Valmiki was spinning a set for a birthday party on Monday night when Ashu alias Ishu asked the DJ to play a song. Valmiki declined, and Ishu responded by shooting him.
Valmiki was taken to the a community health center, where he later died. The incident took place at the Sidhauli Village in the red-light district Meerganj area in India. Ishu fled the scene after shooting Valmiki and remains at large. Authorities raided Ishu's house on Tuesday following the shooting.
While we may not be able to prevent every tragic event, we as a community can continue to increase efforts to keep each other safe and out of harm's way. The #WeAreWideAwake campaign created by EDC creators Insomniac Events and artists including Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens reminds us of the ways we can look out for each other.