*A Baltimore rapper was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy intersection on Friday while leaving a charity basketball game that promoted “peace in the streets.”
Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was driving his car when an unknown black male wearing a white bandana stepped into the street and opened fire, Baltimore police said. Watson was brought to a local hospital but died from his injuries. He was 23.
The shooter appeared to be targeting Watson, according to Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith. But no motive has been identified, and police have not named any suspects.
Police are examining video related to the shooting
On social media, rappers and local celebrities mourned Lor Scoota, including The Game, who posted a photo of himself with the rapper on Instagram.
“Another young one murdered,” he wrote. “Then this news hits me SMH. LIFE……… hold onto it, or you’ll lose it & everything in it in the blink of an eye.”
Former Baltimore Raven Torrey Smith, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, lamented the fact that Watson was actively trying to prevent violence when he was shot and killed.
“One that was focused in stopping the violence smh crazy world man…prayers up,” he said on Twitter.