Chinx Drugz dies: Rapper Lionel Pickens shot dead in Queens, New York

Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens, a 31-year-old French Montana affiliate, was killed early on 17 May

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American rapper Chinx Drugz has been shot dead in Queens, New York, according to reports.

Lionel 'Chinx' Pickens, a 31-year-old French Montana affiliate, was killed early on 17 May in what appears to be a drive-by shooting, while a second victim was shot in the back and has since been taken to hospital in critical condition.

Various local media reported that police responded to a 911 call in Briarwood around 4am (9am GMT), where they found two victims in a car at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive.

Pickens was transported to Jamaica Medical Center with gunshot wounds to his torso, where he was pronounced dead.

 

His management team confirmed the news on Instagram, writing: "It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel "Chinx" Pickens this morning. He was 31.

"Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys.

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"Chinx's dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered "Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer," said Publicist Chanel Rae, "Further more, he was a friend." #RIPChinx #teamLegion."

Chinx collaborated with French Montana and NORE as part of the Coke Boys Records label.

No arrests had been made.

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