Chatham shooting: What happened in Chatham Dockside? – The Sun

CHATHAM in Kent has been stunned by a man who started firing off rounds and shooting into the air from a high rise balcony.

Police rapidly deployed firearms units and helicopters to the scene as footage of the gunman emerged. Here's what we know.

What happened in Chatham Dockside?

A man who calls himself "Flexingmike" was seen firing shots and holding weapons on a high rise penthouse balcony at 8.35am on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

Witnesses living in the area said he had a machine gun, a rifle and a pistol.

Police were called "to a disturbance" at a flat on Dock Head Road, Chatham.

Patrols, including armed officers and a helicopter, rushed to the scene.

Cops surrounded the Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre, near to the flat where the man was spotted.

A police helicopter was deployed and hovered over the area after panicked shoppers ran back inside the complex.

One witness watched the cops move in. He said: "It's crazy. I think they are going to move in. The police are moving in. They are going in.

"He's shooting. The police are coming out of the trees."

Another witness was filming the incident and believed that the man was shooting at the police, though this is unconfirmed.

Police have now arrested a 33-year-old man, known as "Flexingmike".

Police found four suspected imitation firearms.

Who is Flexingmike?

Flexingmike styles himself as an "influencer" on Instagram. He has 59 thousand followers and posts pics of himself living a stereit R&B high life.

The company appears to have only released five R&B tracks, but Flexingmike doesn't appear to be credited on any of them.

The company's Instagram consists mostly of people trying to sing along and dance into the camera to other records that are playing in the background.

In his latest Instagram video he films a cluster of guns and ammunition, then makes a reference to Tupac, then starts screaming "call the police" out of his balcony.

Earlier this week he advertised his new EP on Instagram, featuring five songs. His social media then fell silent until this morning's rampage.

During the rampage he also filmed himself singing along to Tupac.

Kent Police has been approached for comment.

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