Rising rapper Lil Snupe was shot dead by unknown assailant on Thursday (June 20) morning in Winnfield, Louisiana.
According to Billboard, police say Lil Snupe, born Addarren Ross, was shot twice and killed at approximately 4:00 a.m. at the Maplewood Apartments in Winnfield.
Police sources say the 18-year-old rapper knew his killer.
“We’re working diligently to investigate this case and track down the suspect,” police said.
Last year Maybach Music Group rapper Meek mill signed Lil Snupe to his own label Dream Chasers Records after listening to his mixtape.
“He was spittin’ so much pain, he’s from the south with a flow like an east coast guy,” Meek Mill said about the signing.
Lil Snupe’s manager announced the news on Thursday morning via Twitter.
“The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil ni–a lilsnupe,” Leem7st tweeted.
Several celebrities tweeted condolence to the rapper’s family yesterday including Trina and DJ Khaled.
— TRINA (@TRINArockstarr) June 20, 2013
R.I.P @LilSnupe tears coming dn my eyes snupe is a amazing friend artist I cnt believe ths!sending my prays 2 his family & his DCR family!
— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) June 20, 2013