Buzzing rapper BTY YoungN was shot and killed Sunday night in New Orleans. The 27 year old rapper was at a gas station in the Hollygrove neighborood of the city where shots rang out. Besides that, there aren’t many details to the shooting.

Over 100 people were scattered around the crime scene after police swarmed the gas station.Glenn Bell, who identified himself as the rapper’s cousin said that the rapper was “a very positive individual.”

“He was a very uplifting individual. A very positive individual. Very impactful.”

A statement was issued on the rapper’s Facebook page, reading: “On behalf of YoungN’s friends and family, we ask that you please respect their privacy at this time. We will post arrangements once they are available, we will post for his fans. If you have any information on his murder, please contact Crime stoppers of Greater New Orleans.”

YoungN was a close affiliate of Birdman’s Rich Gang. He won the “Breakout Artist of the Year” award at last years NOLA Music Awards.

[XXL/NOLA]

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