Rap fans are mourning the loss of promising rapper Nick Blixky who was shot dead in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday night.
The up-and-coming 21-year-old rapper, real name Nickalus Thompson, was found unresponsive and bleeding profusely on Winthrop Street around 9.30 pm after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso, police told the New York Post's Page Six.
A video clip of the aftermath of the shooting was uploaded on YouTube. The footage showing a body on the pavement as police units arrived at the scene.
Witnesses initially said police shot Blixky 7 times and left him in the street.
"He look like he dead," a witness can be heard saying on the tape. "Seven times he got shot."
But a relative named Nasir Fisher confirmed Blixky was shot by a rival gang member.
"my heart broken," he wrote. "rest in peace to my brother nick blixk. watch over me Brody."
Blixky had been due to release his debut mixtape, Different Timin, in June.