Mo3 is a Dallas rapper whose real name is Melvin Noble who was shot the morning of November 11, 2020, while driving on the highway near the Texas city, Urban Islandz reports. There is conflicting information about the rapper’s condition and Heavy is working to obtain more information from police and emergency responders.
UPDATE: In a statement to Heavy, the Dallas Police Department confirmed that an incident took place at 11:55 am on the morning of November 11. They write, “… an adult male victim was traveling northbound on I-35 at Clarendon Drive when he was approached by a suspect(s) driving what is believed to be a dark color car. The suspect, described as an adult Black male, exited his car armed with a firearm and began approaching the victim’s car. The victim exited his vehicle and began running southward on the freeway. The suspect chased the victim and fired multiple rounds striking him. In doing so, the suspect also struck an innocent bystander, an adult male, who was sitting in his vehicle.”
They write that the first victim died from his injuries at a local hospital. The second victim was also transported to an area hospital, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect remains at large, according to the Dallas Police Department.
They add, “The name of the deceased victim will not be released until pending next of kin notification.”
— Kristin Diaz (@KristinDiazTv) November 11, 2020
Urban Islandz reported that Mo3, who is associated with Boosie Badazz, was killed in the shooting, but that has not been confirmed by other sources.
The Shade Room Twitter page reported that a fatal shooting occurred on the RL Thornton Freeway on November 11. That information was reiterated by Dallas-Forth Worth news reporter Kristin Diaz, who tweeted, “PD confirming a victim has died in a possible shooting in Oak Cliff on I-35. No confirmation on who the victim is.”
“Multiple sources confirmed with Urban Islandz on Wednesday that Mo3 was driving on a busy freeway when another car pulled up next to him and started spraying his vehicle with bullets. We’re told the shooting caused a melee on the highway with other motorists scrambling to get away from the scene. The local rapper’s car ultimately crashing into the concrete barrier before coming to a halt,” according to Urban Islandz.
The outlet continued, “Sources say that Mo3 has since died from his injuries.”
Mo3 was reported to have been shot in the head in December 2019, but VladTV later reported the shooting was staged for Instagram.
Fans have flocked to Twitter in wake of the November 2020 shooting reports, and many have expressed confusion over whether or not the rapper has died.
One Twitter user wrote, “They popped Mo3 on the highway in the cliff… buddy might be dead….”
Shesshh they popped MO3 on the highway in the cliff ⚰️⚰️ yeahh buddy might be dead frfr
— OG Papa Pac 🦍 (@KinggPaco) November 11, 2020
Another wrote, “I’m hearing mo3 dead.”
A third tweeted, “Damn first Von, now mo3 smh. Rest easy babies.”
The latter was referring to the death of rapper King Von, who was shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6.
A previous Heavy article specifies, “A shootout ignited following an argument outside Monaco Hookah Lounge. Atlanta police told Heavy.com they believe King Von was shot and killed before police responded in an attempt to ‘stop the shooting.’ They have not given a suspect name. Off-duty police officers working security were involved in the response…”
King Von was 26. According to 11 Alive, 22-year-old Timothy Leeks, who was also wounded, is believed to have been responsible for the shooting. He is currently in custody at Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.
Videos Have Surfaced on Social Media
Videos showing a man lying on the ground as another performs CPR have gone viral on Twitter.
Sources claim the victim is Mo3, but this has yet to be confirmed.
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PRAYERS UP FOR MO3 🕊😢
Its wild watching this. I know the violence in Dallas is nothing new but this past month just hit different. The city staying dangerous but how many more RIPs do we really need……..
— † MΞKA JxCKSON † (@dontfollowmekaa) November 11, 2020
He Has 3 Children
In March 2020, Mo3 spoke with Flaunt.com about being signed to Boosie Badazz’s label. The interview revealed that Mo3 is a father to “three beautiful children.”
Asked by the magazine what his message is, Mo3 said, “The black community and the Hispanic community, we deal with a lot of poverty and struggle. I’m giving a message, I’m giving hope. Me, I’ve been a rapper, but you could do whatever you want. You ain’t limited to one thing. I preach that. Whether it’s my story or the next person’s story, they’re going to feel me. They can relate.”
He continued, “I’m trying to give a message. I ain’t trying to rap to make it sound good, I want you to feel it. Of course, it has to sound good. That’s the only way they’re going to listen. If it sounds good and you’re talking about something, you don’t just get them to listen — you give them a follow. There’s a difference from listening to following. I could listen to you but if somebody follows you, they’re going to do more than listen to you.”
This is a live story and this article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.