STATEN ISLAND — A man was arrested for shooting two people on Staten Island this month including a rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, prosecutors said.
Joendy Gomez, 22, was charged with shooting a man inside a New Brighton deli then, days later, firing at rapper Solomon Childs, whose real name is Walbert Ryan Dale, in front of a shoe store, the Staten Island Advance first reported.
Childs, the older brother of Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna, was outside Ozinco clothing store at 1418 Forest Ave. on Dec. 10 when Gomez shot him in the neck and back, according to his criminal complaint.
Childs was taken to Richmond University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, the Advance reported.
On Dec. 8, Gomez walked into the deli at 506 Richmond Terrace with Linc Omaro and another person and shot a man in the arms and legs inside, prosecutors said.
Gomez was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment, the Staten Island District Attorney's office said. His bail was set at $750,000.
He was previously arrested three times this year for marijuana and gun possession, according to online court records.
Contact information for his lawyer was not available.
Omaro, 25, was arrested on Dec. 13 and charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon at his arraignment, the DA said.
His bail was set at $300,000.
He was also arrested three times this year for driving without a license and drunk driving, court records show.
His lawyer could not be reached for comment.