Model Shot at T.I. Concert says She Is Being Treated Like a Criminal, Plans to Sue NYPD

Irving Plaza shooting victim Maggie Heckstall lies on a hospital bed at Bellevue Hospital. Photo: Angel Chevrestt
Irving Plaza shooting victim Maggie Heckstall lies on a hospital bed at Bellevue Hospital. Photo: Angel Chevrestt

Stunning Bronx-born model and former exotic dancer Maggie Carrie Heckstall last remembers sitting on a couch in the crowded VIP green room — the first drink of the night fresh in her hand, still unsipped. 

Then a bullet tore into her left knee, shattering her femur.

“We were going to make a Snapchat,” Heckstall told The Post in an exclusive interview Saturday, describing the moment before her life filled with cops, doctors and pain.

“And that’s when everything happened.”

It was Wednesday night at a rap concert at the popular Union Square venue Irving Plaza.

“I was grabbing my leg and trying to walk,” she remembered. “But it was almost dangling off, so I couldn’t.”

At least one shooter had opened fire into the green room, where she sat with pals, waiting for her boyfriend, the rapper Maino, to open for T.I.

Heckstall, 26, and another bystander were wounded by the gunfire. A third victim, Ronald McPhatter, was shot dead.

Suspected gunman Troy Ave is accused of accidentally shooting himself in the leg.

He has been charged with attempted murder — but has not been charged in the death of McPhatter.

Cops aren’t sure how many shooters opened fire during the chaotic scene.

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Source: New York Post | Shawn Cohen and Audrey Williams