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Rapper Huey, 32, is killed in double-shooting in St. Louis

Rapper Huey, 32, is killed in double-shooting in St. Louis

  • Huey, real name, Lawrence Franks, Jr, was shot dead in St Louis on Thursday 
  • The rapper was best known for his 2006 hit, ‘Pop, Lock, & Drop it’ 
  •  He was gunned down outside a front yard of a home in his hometown of Kinloch

Rapper Huey, 32, has died after he was shot and killed in St. Louis late Thursday night.

The rap star, real name Lawrence Franks Jr, was gunned down during a double shooting in his hometown of Kinloch just before 11pm, the St Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Police said the victim was shot at least once outside the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Boulevard, and died shortly after arriving at the hospital. 

Rapper Huey, best known for his 2006 hit, ‘Pop, Lock, & Drop it’, was shot dead in St. Louis on Thursday 

He was shot at least once outside the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Boulevard (pictured) and died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said

He was shot at least once outside the front yard of a home on Martin Luther King Boulevard (pictured) and died shortly after arriving at the hospital, police said 

A second man, 21, who was injured in the incident, later showed up at the Ferguson Police Department with a gunshot wound. 

He was treated at the hospital for non life-threatening injuries, authorities said. 

As of Friday morning, St Louis County Police have not released details about a possible motive and no arrests have been made. 

At least 10 people are believed to have been at the scene when the shooting occured, Sgt. Benjamin Granda said. 

Huey, who was best known for his 2006 hit ‘Pop, Lock & Drop It,’ was identified by family members and fans on social media.  

Bruce Franks Jr confirmed ‘they killed my lil cousin’, while sharing a photo of the two together.

‘The last time we performed together! Y’all knew him as Huey, to his loved ones he was LJ! My lil cousin! Rest Easy! This s**t us hard man!’ he tweeted. 

At least 10 people are believed to have been at the scene when the shooting occured, Sgt. Benjamin Granda said

At least 10 people are believed to have been at the scene when the shooting occured, Sgt. Benjamin Granda said

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