Second person critically injured in incident
Rapper Chinx was shot and killed in Queens, New York early this morning (May 17), the New York Daily News reports.
The 31-year-old – real name Lionel Pickens – was hit multiple times in the body as he drove his Porsche down Queens Boulevard at around 4am local time. A 27-year-old passenger travelling with Chinx was also shot twice in the back and critically wounded.
The shooter fired from a second car, fleeing the scene as the victim’s vehicle came to a stop. The wounded person is in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.
The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings management company have since confirmed their client’s death. “Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer,” said publicist Chanel Rae in a statement. “Furthermore, he was a friend.”
— LIL DURK (@lildurk_) May 17, 2015