Saturday 24 March 2018

US rapper Doe B killed in bar shooting

US rapper Doe b was killed in a bar shooting
US rapper Doe b was killed in a bar shooting

Rapper Doe B and another person have been killed in a shooting that also wounded six others inside a bar and grill in the US state of Alabama.

Police said the gunfire happened around 1am local time yesterday in the bar and grill in Montgomery, about half a mile from Alabama State University.

Police identified those killed as 21-year-old Kimberle Johnson and 22-year-old Glenn Thomas, both of Montgomery.

They said Ms Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. Thomas - an up-and-coming rapper known as Doe B - was taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

DJ Frank White of Montgomery, who managed Doe B, said the shooting took place at the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill and that Doe B was not performing at the time.

He said the rapper had two young children and a third on the way.

Police said in a statement that officers found six other victims with gunshot wounds, and they were all taken to local hospitals for treatment.

Lt Regina Duckett told The Montgomery Advertiser that they were described as being stable condition.

No arrests have been made.

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