Rapper Bankroll Fresh is dead after a late-night fatal shooting happened outside an Atlanta recording studio.
Atlanta police have confirmed that 28-year-old rap artist, whose real name is Trentavious White, was shot at the Street Execs Studio in northwest Atlanta.
Authorities responded to the studio around 11 p.m. Friday night where they found a large crowd running away from the location.
Shortly after police arrived, they learned that one person had been shot and taken away from the studio by car to the Hughes Spalding Hospital. The victim, now identified as White, died shortly before midnight from gunshot wounds.
Atlanta TV station 11Alive‘s crews on the scene reported at least 50 shell casings on the ground outside the studio, however police have not said how many of those shots actually hit White.
Neighbors and business owners woke up to find bullet holes in their homes and storefronts, but at this time, police don’t believe anyone else was hit or killed in the shooting.
Early Saturday morning “RIP Bankroll Fresh” was a top trending topic on Twitter, with many rappers expressing their shock at the news.
11Alive also reports that in November of 2015, the station reported that neighbors in the Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association blamed the studio for shootings, assaults, car break-ins and other repeated crime in the area.
At the time, Charley Jabaley, the studio’s owner, responded to those complaints and said that he met with city leaders about safety and his future there. He also told 11Alive that he’s worked to bring in new security and a new studio manager in an effort to keep noise and other problems down.
As of this posting, police have not released information regarding suspects or a possible motive, although Homeland Security responded to the location and recovered video evidence that is now being processed, reports 11Alive.
Prayers go out to his family.
(Photo Source: TI Instagram; Video Source: 11 Alive)