This is so, so tragic.
The up-and-coming rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed in an Atlanta recording studio Friday night.
He was shot once in the chest with a handgun at around 5:30 pm as he was working in the studio, preparing to make a video. About a dozen people were also in the studio.
"Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don't know what that altercation was about.
Right now we're just trying to . . . identify who may have seen what, really just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We're just trying to go back and make sense of everything."
Slim Dunkin, real name Mario Hamilton, was pronounced dead at Memorial Grady Hospital.
So unbelievably sad. This did not have to happen. Violence is NEVER, ever the answer.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
[Image via Slim Dunkin Facebook.]