An up-and-coming Atlanta based rapper called Yung Mazi has been shot dead outside a pizza shop.
Jibril Abdu-Rahman, aka, ‘Yung Mazi’, 31, was murdered in Outside a pizza palor in Atlanta, last night. Local police say they responded to a report of 10 to 25 gunshots, according to WSB-TV Atlanta, and a police investigation is now underway, with officers searching for the shooter.
The shooting happened just before 9.30pm last night, according to reports, outside the Urban Pie pizza restaurant on Hosea L. Williams Drive.
The rapper, whose real name was Jibril Abdur-Rahman, had previously bragged about being shot at ten times throughout his life.
The DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office officially confirmed Abdur-Rahman’s identity, Channel 2 reported.
According to police, the shooter has dreadlocks and was wearing them pulled back and possibly up in a bun. He was wearing a white T-shirt with dark jeans at the time of the deadly shooting, police said
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Atlanta police.
Reports say Mazi previously tweeted “God made me bulletproof” hours after being shot in December.
The dad of two was known for collaborating with other rappers from Atlanta.
Friends and fellow hip hop artists have been paying tribute on social media.
A distraught fan is helped up by police at the scene, Sunday night
His family have asked for privacy and said they are praying for him, but have said they do not wish to comment further.
Yung Mazi’s brother, Luqman Abdur-Rahman, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “We’re praying for him and all involved.
“Our privacy is at a premium.”
Many have expressed their sadness on Twitter.
Lastkingkoby wrote: “R.I.P to the homie Yung Mazi, we lost a real one.”
@ScarfoDaPlug added: “Rest in peace Yung Mazi. Today was a tragedy.”
Another said: “Yung Mazi was spending time with his daughter who looks just like him hours before he was killed.”
And another commented: “RIP Yung Mazi. We miss you. We love you.”