As riots and protests rock America, more and more people are falling victim to gun crime.
The rapper ‘Huey’ was shot dead on Thursday in his front yard in St. Louis.
As The New York Post reports:
The “Pop, Lock & Drop It” star — real name Lawrence Franks Jr. — was shot at least once at about 11 p.m. Thursday while in a front yard, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Huey — who had a teenage daughter — was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital, police told the paper, without officially confirming his identity.
A second victim went to a local precinct and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police told the paper. It was not immediately clear how he was connected to Huey.
While officials did not confirm his identity, the local hip hop community lit up social media with tributes to one of the city’s most popular recent rappers.