UPDATE 9:48 A.M. EST:
The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings management have confirmed Lionel “Chinx” Pickens death, stating that he did, in fact, pass away this morning.
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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. 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
According to the latest, there was another victim who was shot multiple times in the torso and is currently at Jamaica Hospital in critical condition. 7Online reports:
A Queens-born rapper was killed and another person wounded early Sunday after someone opened fire on a car in Queens.
The victim, shot multiple times in the torso, has been identified as 31-year old Lionel Pickens of Ozone Park, known as Chinx.
It happened just after 4 a.m. at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood.
Police say the victims were driving a Porsche westbound on Queens Boulevard when a second vehicle pulled up to them at 84th Road, where a gunman from the second vehicle fired multiple rounds inside the first car, striking the driver and the other person.
The wounded person is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.
So far the police have found no motive. According to VladTV, Chinx was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen when the shooting occurred.
Sources close to his camp say the rapper was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen, and the two were driving around in Chinx’s Porsche when an assailant opened fire at the car, shooting Chinx five times (who was also on passenger side).Yemen, who was also shot, is expected to make it, but did suffer collapsed lungs.
We will continue to keep you updated.
Rapper Chinx Drugz was murdered in New York City at approximately 5 a.m. this morning, according to reports.
Though the details surrounding the 31-year-old Far Rockaway native’s death are not quite clear at this time, rumor is, Chinx was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed.
Chinx Panemara this morning pic.twitter.com/IVax2geamc
— Rico (@Biltmore_B) May 17, 2015
The shooting reportedly went down in Jamaica, Queens. Meek Mill took to Instagram just minutes ago:
We will continue to update you as more details emerge, but for now his loved ones remain in our prayers.
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When I first learned about this at 7am..I was too numb to even write about it.Especially since I spoke to him twice just yesterday about studio for Tuesday..he wanted a few never heard verses I have that Stack Bundles recorded while he was signed to me,so he could do a song on his album to represent his fallen solider Stack in style..now he has fallen. Sad to see such a good,humble,down to earth person get savagely taken out like this. He didn't deserve that kind of exit. Hurts me to even be writing about this right now. God Bless you Bro..definitely gonna Miss you! #RRS 4Life #CB #RipChinx @ChinxMusic
SOURCE: AllHipHop | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty