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#TSRAngelz : It has been reported that Rapper (#KevinGates affiliate) #YungMazi was a fatal victim in an #Atlanta shooting tonight. The police have not verified the victim(s) in the shooting but close friends and family confirm his passing . Let's keep his family in our prayers 🙏🏽 #RestInPeace
Atlanta rapper, Yung Mazi, was shot to death Sunday night in his hometown of Atlanta, according to 11Alive.
Police inside Atlanta’s Precinct 6, located at 2025 Hosea L. Williams Drive, heard gunshots at around 8:55 p.m. and went outside to investigate, according to police. They found a man, later identified by 11Alive News as Yung Mazi, on the ground nearby with multiple gunshot wounds. Police tried to resuscitate Mazi, but he was deceased-on-the-scene, according to police.
Video of the aftermath is available at the top of the page.
Jim Zorn of Fox5 wrote on Twitter, “Medical Examiner is on the scene in Kirkwood. The Mercedes Benz is shot they the windshield and there are lots of shell casings” and shared the following photos of the scene:
Zorn also reported that “family of the victim told me they’re on scene.”
The suspect in the shooting is still at large, according to a police press conference from the scene. Police described the suspect as “a black male, wearing a white t-shirt and with dreads pulled back” and that “the suspect was seen running westbound from the scene.”
Police also said that they believe Mazi was targeted.
Another video from FOX5 showed the scene from a different angle:
And also a much longer video from FOX5:
Yung Mazi was previously shot outside of a Waffle House in the early hours of Dec. 27, 2016, but survived. Hours after that shooting Mazi tweeted, “God made me bulletproof,” but later deleted the tweet, according to CBS News. The rapper said in an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes, that he had been shot at least 10 times.
Mazi is known for his collaborations with Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Kevin Gates.
Rich Homie Quan posted a short tribute to Mazi on his Instagram:
(This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available)
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