Rapper Slim Dunkin killed in shooting

Associate of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame slain outside Atlanta recording studio

Rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed outside a recording studio last week (December 16), it has emerged.

Dunkin, who has featured on a number of tracks by hip hop star Waka Flocka Flame and was a member of Gucci Mane‘s rap collective 1017 Brick Squad, was gunned down outside a recording studio in Atlanta, reports The Associated Press.

Police have so far been unable to identify the perpetrator, who is said to have shot Dunkin – real name Mario Hamilton – after the two became embroiled in an argument. The rapper was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital after the incident, and was later pronounced dead.

Police Major Keith Meadows said: “It appears the victim was scheduled to do a photo shoot. Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don’t know what that altercation was about.

“The suspect produced a weapon, discharged that handgun one time, striking the victim in the chest.”

Meadows also said that police were questioning a number of witnesses and were trying to “put the pieces of the puzzle together”, adding: “It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We’re just trying to go back and make sense of everything.”

Slim Dunkin, who is thought to have been in his early 20s when he died, was signed to the Black Squad Monopoly record label. According to MTV, the rapper recently released a 20-track mixtape that featured the likes of Mane, Roscoe Dash and Pastor Troy.