An Atlanta rapper who called himself “bulletproof” after surviving 10 shootings was shot and killed by an unidentified gunman Sunday evening in DeKalb County, Ga., according to officials.
Yung Mazi — who had collaborated with big-name artists such as Rich Homie Quan and Yung Thug — was gunned down in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s office said.
The shooting occurred at around 8:55 p.m. when the rapper, 31, appeared to be leaving the Urban Pie pizza restaurant.
Atlanta Police did not disclose his identity in their police report, but confirmed a 31-year-old male died in the area after sustaining multiple gun wounds. Authorities responded to the scene after hearing gunshots outside the the department’s Zone 6 precinct, which is located nearby.
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Officials said no suspects are in custody, and the investigation for the rapper’s shooter is ongoing.
Yung Mazi, whose real name was Jabril Abdur-Rahman, claimed in a video last year that he had survived 10 gunshots during his lifetime. He tweeted last December that “God made me bulletproof” following a shooting at a Waffle House in Buckhead, Ga.
The rapper’s brother, Luqman Abdur-Rahman, asked for privacy in a short phone conversation with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We’re praying for him and all involved,” he told the newspaper.
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Yung Mazi’s colleague Rich Homie Quan, meanwhile, paid tribute to the artist by sharing an Instagram photo of his late collaborator counting money.
“Rest easy Mazi,” he captioned the picture.
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