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Two teenage boys have been charged with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Bronx boy sitting in the back seat of a livery taxi cab last weekend.

Ramon Gil-Medrano, aka Rah Gzz, was shot multiple times in the head and upper torso as he sat in the back of a cab. The shooting occurred on East 178th Street And Valentine Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.

Police arrested Mekhi Williams, 19, and an unnamed 15-year-old boy. Williams, who is believed to be a member of the Thirdside Gang, was picked up about 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

The 15-year-old was arrested at his home in Queens about 6:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.

The NYPD released video of the shooting on Sunday. The video shows two people ride up on a scooter and open fire through the rear passenger window, striking the teenager. The cab driver was not hurt in the shooting.

The family learned about Gil-Medrano's murder from a friend who was on the phone with him when he was killed.

Gil-Medrano's mother told the NY Daily News her son was on his way to a friend's place to record music when he was killed.

Police say Gil-Medrano was a member of the street gang 800 YGz (Young Gunnerz), and his murder was in retaliation for the shooting death of 13-year-old Jaryan Elliot hours earlier.

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Elliot was standing outside Angels Cafe in Belmont just after 3:15 p.m. when a shooter stepped out of a car and opened fire.

Cell phone video shot hours later shows Gil-Medrano's gang affiliates destroying Elliot's memorial. Gil-Medrano is seen taunting Elliot's gang affiliates, telling them to "pop out right now" and "come up here... Where you at?" (See video below)

Gil-Medrano and Elliot are among three teenagers shot in 5 days in what police are calling a "major gang war" in the Bronx.
 

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A Chicago Police Dept. report confirms late rapper King Von gunned down notorious teenage gangster Gakirah "K.I" Barnes.

King Von, born Dayvon Bennett, was shot and killed outside a lounge in downtown Atlanta on November 6, 2020.

Barnes, 17, reportedly killed more than a dozen people by the time she died in 2014. She allegedly angered King Von by rejecting his advances directly and on social media.

On April 11, 2014, Barnes responded to Von's messages on Twitter.com. She told him her location and said she was heading to a friend's house in Woodlawn.

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At 3:30 p.m., Barnes was walking with friends when she was shot multiple times on the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue. She suffered fatal gunshot wounds to the chest, jaw and neck, according to NBC Chicago.

According to the police report:

"An unknown M/1 wearing a Grey Hoodie and Blue jeans approached the victims. The unknown offender then produced a handgun and began firing in the direction of the victims, striking all three. The unknown offender then was observed entering an unknown vehicle making good his escape... The investigation revealed that the victim was killed by Dayvon BENNETT.... Bennett was positively identified as the offender in the incident."

However, police did not have enough evidence to charge the aspiring rapper in 2014. He was later charged in an unrelated murder and served time in prison.

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Londre Sylvester's killers were waiting for him when he walked out of the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday.

The aspiring rapper, known as KTS Dre, was fatally shot by multiple gunmen who followed him as he walked to his car, NBC Chicago reported.

The coroner counted at least 64 bullet wounds to the 31-year-old rapper's head, torso, arms and legs.

His brazen murder outside the jail made headlines globally.

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Sylvester is the latest rapper to lose his life to gang violence in Chicago. He was one of 40 people shot in Chicago over the weekend.

A 60-year-old woman who was walking with him at the time was shot in the knee. She is reportedly listed in good condition at Stroger Hospital. A 30-year-old female bystander was grazed in her mouth, and is also listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, per Fox 32 News.

Sylvester was out on bail on charges related to his April 2020 arrest for being a felon in possession of a weapon and resisting police. He was fitted with an ankle monitor prior to being released.

He was killed days after West Coast rapper Indian Red Boy, born Dijon Rivera, was fatally shot as he sat in his car behind a Hawthorne, Los Angeles apartment complex.

He was shot 12 times and his murder was captured on Instagram Live.

Rumors suggest Rivera was killed in retaliation for vandalizing a mural of the late West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle.

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An aspiring rapper was shot and killed while live streaming on Instagram last week. Police confirm 21-year-old Zerail Dijon Rivera was found deceased in a car in Hawthorne, California on Thursday, July 8.

Indian Red Boy, of Inglewood, was apparently shot 12 times while live-streaming with a fellow gang member, Kapone.

The graphic video shows Rivera was hit under his left eye and in his neck and upper torso. He pleaded with Kapone for help and said he was in Hawthorne, before he began spitting up blood.

Rivera's death sparked speculation that the Bloods gang member was killed for vandalizing late rapper Nipsey Hussle's mural in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His friend, Kapone, who is seen in the livestream, recently dropped a video in which he bragged about defacing Nipsey's mural.

OG rapper Willie D called out Rivera's senseless murder and the ongoing gang violence and retaliation that may result. Watch both videos below.

CAUTION: Video contains scenes of graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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Police arrested a gang member who shot a man in broad daylight and narrowly missed two children on a Bronx sidewalk.

Michael Lopez, 27, was taken into custody on Friday morning, June 25, and charged in the brazen June 17 shooting of Hassan Wright, 24.

Police say Lopez has a outstanding warrants. He was previously arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery, and revenge porn for distributing graphic images of a woman.

Lopez is a member of the notorious "Make it Happen Boyz" street gang in Harlem.

Surveillance video captured Lopez chasing Wright and opening fire as Wright stumbled over two children, 13-year-old Mia Toribio and her 5-year-old brother Christian Toribio.

The children, who were strangers to Wright and Lopez, were on their way to the store to buy a loaf of bread.

Video shows Mia using her body to shield her little brother from the gunfire. Lopez escaped on the back of a scooter driven by another gang member.

Neither of the children were injured. Wright took himself to the hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his back and both legs. His condition is unknown.

Mia and Christian's horrified parents watched the violence unfold from their apartment window.

"They saw the gunman running down the block shooting and they thought they were shooting their children," Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "That little boy won't leave his dad's lap. When he hears a fire cracker, he thinks it's a shooting."

The children, their parents, and 2-year-old sister were honored at a NY Yankees game on Sunday, June 20.
 

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's baby mama "Fat Fat" reacted to his shooting death on social media on Sunday. DThang, real name Dontay Banks Jr., an aspiring rapper, was shot outside a Harvey, Illinois, strip club early Saturday.

Fat Fat, who is mom to Bank's two minor children, Love and Dontay, wrote: "THIS WAS NEVER IN THE PLANS... WTF! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH."

The entrepreneur, who runs an Instagram boutique, also posted throwback photos of Banks and their children during happier times.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, "multiple shots" were fired and "lots of weapons recovered" by police during the chaotic scene at Club O in Harvey early Saturday.

Shortly before Banks was killed, a Harvey police officer heard gunfire and noticed a person with a gun at the club at 17038 S Halsted St., according to Harvey spokeswoman Giavonni Nickson.

As the officer approached the club, more gunshots rang out during an "altercation," and the officer was hit in the thigh, Nickson said.

"Among the other shots flying, Banks was caught in it," she said.

Banks, 32, who lived in Chicago's Gresham neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Nickson and the Cook County medical examiner's office. He died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police responded to another shooting victim at 148 W. 155th St., a block west of Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Nickson said.

Sinica Price, 39, was taken to South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest and pronounced dead with a gunshot wound, she said, according to the Sun-Times.

It isn't clear if Price's death was in retaliation for Bank's shooting at the strip club.

Banks is the older bother of up-and-coming Chicago rapper Lil Durk, who moved to Atlanta in 2018 to escape the violence.

Both brothers attended a private Black Tie Affair party hosted by Sean Combs at the Fox Theater in Atlanta on June 3.
 

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Music mogul J Prince is mourning the death of his nephew, who was gunned down in Houston, Texas recently.

Prince took to Instagram to mourn his nephew and call out the gang bangers who killed him:

"There are a few renegade young punks, who went into one of my boys' garage and shot my unarmed nephew in his heart and killed him," Prince wrote.

"These clowns have no principles, with an 'anybody can get it' type of attitude. I wish I could go back to the western days and put a “WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE- MILLION DOLLAR REWARD” on them but that's illegal, so I won’t do that.

"To all the real ones in every hood in H-Town, let's not wait on the police to solve every problem for us. We have legal rights that need to be exercised to protect.

I have NO respect for you niggas around the world that call yourselves gangstas, killing unarmed, innocent people at nightclubs, homes, schools, malls, restaurants, churches or wherever!

This is weak sh-t NOT gangsta!

Real niggas around the world need to come together to deal with these bad apples.
I wish immediate karma to all those who intentionally kill innocent people.

Reap what you sow!"

There were 10 murders throughout Houston from Friday afternoon through Monday evening, local news station KPRC 2 reported.

Prince, 56, is best known as the CEO of Rap-A-Lot Records. He also served as boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr's first manager.

His son, music producer J. Prince Jr., is credited with discovering rapper Drake.

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Rapper Quando Rondo cheated death early Sunday when a bullet with his name on it struck an associate in the hand. Then injured man was treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital.

The incident happened outside a convenience store in Blackshear, Georgia, about 240 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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Rondo, born Tyquian Terrel Bowman, was traveling with a large entourage when they stopped at a convenience store in Blackshear. The group was in the parking lot of the convenience store when shots rang out.

Police believe the gunman, who opened fire from across the street, was aiming for the rapper who has a multi-million dollar bounty on his head.

Rondo, who turned 22 last month, was involved in a fistfight with Chicago rapper King Von when a member of his entourage, Lul Tim, shot Von outside an Atlanta nightclub in November.

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Von (pictured in August 2020) was pronounced dead at an Atlanta hospital. He was just 26.

Lul Tim was recently released from the Fulton County Jail on $100,000 bond, reportedly paid by Rondo.

Rather than lay low after Von's death, Rondo has repeatedly taunted Von's gang affiliates online.

But offline he surrounds himself with a large crew of hangers ons in the hopes that one of them will catch a bullet meant for him.

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The 5 suspects who stole two of Lady Gaga's prized French bulldogs and shot her dogwalker pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.

The liberal judge, Victoria Wilson, ordered no photographs of the five suspects in court to shield their identities.

Three of the suspects — James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27 — were charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, according to the LAPD.

Two other suspects -- Harold White, the 40-year-old father of Jaylin White, and his girlfriend Jennifer McBride, 50, were charged with being accessories after the fact.

McBride was released on bail and ordered to remain on house arrest with an ankle monitor after her lawyer argued that she is a diabetic and did not have her insulin with her.

Jackson was held on $3 million bail, according to Dailymail.com. The others are being held without bail.

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All five are charged with armed robbery and the theft of pop singer Lady Gaga's dogs on Feb. 24.

Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, told Entertainment Tonight: "That's fabulous news. I hope the L.A. prosecutor doesn't let them go.

"It's taken a while and I'm proud of the police department out there for sticking with it. As I said, I just hope that the DA doesn't let them go now. I'm going to give my daughter a call. I'm sure she'll be happy."

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Gaga's dogs were returned to her 2 days after the incident when she offered a $500,000 reward for their safe return. Jennifer McBride contacted Gaga's people via email and claimed she found the dogs in an alley.

However, police reviewed surveillance video of the woman dropping the dogs off car the location where she claimed she found them. McBride turned the dogs over to the Los Angeles Police about 7 miles from where they were taken at gunpoint.

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Gaga did not pay out the $500,000 reward because detectives were suspicious that McBride might be linked to the dognappers.

McBride is charged as an alleged accessory after the fact, as well as on one count of receiving stolen property.

According to Los Angeles Police Department officials, Harold White was also charged as an accessory after the fact and with a count of possession of a firearm, while James Jackson, Jaylin White and Lafayette Whaley have been have each been charged with one count of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery.

Jackson also faces two further firearm charges, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and White faces a count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Detectives don't believe the suspects - who are all Los Angeles gang members - targeted Gaga's dogwalker Ryan Fischer. They believe greed and the high value of the dogs were the motivating factors.

Ryan was shot when he was walking Gaga's three dogs – Miss Asia, Koji, and Gustavo – and during the attack, Miss Asia ran away from the scene while Koji and Gustavo were captured by the robbers.

Miss Asia was later recovered and returned the same day, before Koji and Gustavo were found two days after the shooting.

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A second suspect has been charged in the senseless shooting death of 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams of Chicago.

Demond Goudy, 21, (left) was arrested Monday and charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.

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Jaslyn was shot six times as she sat in a car with her father, Jontae Adams, at a McDonald's drive-thru. She was pronounced dead at a hospital. Jontae, who suffered a gunshot wound to the back and leg, was released from a hospital.

The first suspect, Marion Lewis, 18, was arrested over the weekend. Lewis is believed to be the getaway driver of the car the suspects fled in.

Lewis was shot by Chicago PD after he allegedly attempted to carjack a vehicle on the Eisenhower expressway. He is in jail, recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

Police are searching for other suspects who had beef with Jontae Adams after he allegedly urinated on the grave of a rival gang member.

In an interview after he was released from a hospital, Jontae Adams denied urinating on the grave a few days before the shooting. He claimed he couldn't have been at the cemetery because he was on house arrest at the time.