On Sunday, a member of French Montana‘s crew, Lionel Pickens (AKA Chinx) was fatally gunned down while stopped at a traffic light in Queens.
Sources state that the police are currently on the hunt for the gunman who shot the celebrity at least 8 times. Whoa!
His publicist, Chanel Rae stated:
“It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel Pickens this morning. He was 31. Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys. (Pickens’) dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered. (Pickens) was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer. Further more, he was a friend.”
Fans and friends have shared an outpouring of support for the up-and-coming rapper’s family.
Followers have gathered at the crime scene to memorialize the rapper and are proudly playing his music.
French took to the social media site to share his heart break.
The devil comes in all shapes and sizes and he’s ruthless. Life here is temporary. They will kill you for this lifestyle, if they can’t afford it jealousy is a motherfucker Protect yourself, protect the people you love. I’m sad to see my brother go out like this, one of the realest people I met. This shit’s not right. These streets don’t love us My prayers go to his kids and family. We going to finish off what we started #ripchinx #ripstacks #freemaxb ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å s/o to #jayzA video posted by French Montana (@frenchmontana) on May 17, 2015 at 8:18pm PDT
French’s on-again/off-again GF, Khloe Kardashian also took to the picture sharing site to share her sadness.
We’ve only known each other a short time but it was the best time, full of memories that I will cherish forever! I miss you Chinxy ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ¥ #TheWolfPack #RIPChinxA photo posted by Khlo├â┬⌐ (@khloekardashian) on May 17, 2015 at 11:53am PDT
Rest in peace Chinx. All my prayers to French. Hard to see one of the good guys go. Condolences to all friends and family from OVO and the Reps.A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on May 17, 2015 at 9:08pm PDT
Rip Chinx man. Smoke extra for da homie and his fam today.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Cameron (@wizkhalifa) May 17, 2015
Feel it in ya heart!A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on May 17, 2015 at 7:02pm PDT
Our thoughts are with Chinx’s friends and family during this trying time.
[Image via Instagram.]