Los Angeles rapper Half Ounce was fatally shot while he was walking home and talking on the phone with his pregnant wife. His killing comes a few weeks after the shooting deaths of two other rappers – PnB Rock and Kee Riches – in the Southland.
According to FOX 11, the fatal incident occurred on Monday night in Koreatown. Police also said the deceased rapper, born Latauriisha O’Brien, was with a friend when the gunman opened fire on them. The gunman was said to be a passenger in an SUV, and the vehicle pulled up on the two individuals before shots were fired.
The deceased rapper’s friend fled the scene in the wake of the shooting. Police are yet to identify him and also track down the gunman.
Police said Half Ounce sustained several gunshot wounds, and he was found in a planter following the shooting. He is said to have succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Police also said the deceased 32-year-old rapper was talking to his pregnant wife on the phone when the shots rang out. She quickly went to the scene after she heard the gunshots.
In May, the deceased father of three and rapper released a single, FOX 11 reported. He also announced on his Instagram account that he was going to follow that up with another single on October 14.
Half Ounce’s killing comes after the September 12 shooting death of PnB Rock in South Los Angeles. The fatal incident occurred at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant. Another rapper, Kee Riches, was also shot and killed in Compton on September 24.