An Inglewood rapper died after he was shot a number of occasions by somebody inside a darkish SUV in Koreatown late Monday night time, in keeping with reviews.
KTTV-TV, Channel 11 recognized the sufferer as Half Ounce, who had launched an album in Might known as “Gang Bangin.”
The Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace on Tuesday confirmed the sufferer’s id as Latauriisha O’Brien, Half Ounce’s actual identify.
Half Ounce, 36, is the third rapper shot and killed in Los Angeles County in lower than a month. On Sept. 12, rapper PnB Rock, whose actual identify was Rakim Allen, was fatally shot throughout a botched theft for the 30-year-old’s jewellery whereas he was having lunch at Roscoe’s Home of Hen & Waffles in South Los Angeles.
On Sept. 24, Kee Riches, 23, whose actual identify was Kian Nellum, was shot and killed in Compton together with 29-year-old Robert Leflore Jr.
The shootings look like unrelated, however Los Angeles Police Division officers have mentioned they’ve seen a rise in follow-home robberies, particularly these concentrating on celebrities. Different artists, together with Roddy Wealthy and Ice-T, have condemned violence in Los Angeles and the current killings of hip-hop artists.
On Monday, police have been known as at about 11:30 p.m. after reviews of pictures being fired within the 700 block of South New Hampshire Avenue, the place a person was heard screaming. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the sufferer in entrance of an condominium complicated with gunshot wounds, in keeping with the LAPD.
The person was present in a planter, OnScene.TV reported. The gunman, described as a Black male carrying darkish clothes, is believed to have fled south within the SUV, police mentioned.
A spokesperson with the LAPD mentioned officers had not recognized the sufferer. KTTV recognized him as Half Ounce after reportedly talking to his mom and pregnant spouse.
The rapper’s spouse reportedly informed the TV station that she was on the telephone with Half Ounce, who was strolling with a pal, when she heard pictures being fired.
The pal reportedly ran away. An LAPD spokesperson mentioned police couldn’t affirm if the sufferer was being accompanied when the taking pictures passed off.
Half Ounce had not been shy about his previous, which included stints in county jail and hyperlinks to the Piru gang.
Half Ounce mentioned his music profession began at age 11 after his mom organized for him to satisfy Xzibit. In a single 2013 interview, he mentioned he wasn’t involved about his gang ties together with his music and was keen to collaborate with artists linked to rival gangs.
“I am not banging on wax,” he mentioned on the time. “I am not banging on my music.”
The motive for Monday’s taking pictures was unclear, police mentioned. Anybody with details about the incident is requested to name LAPD detectives at (213) 382-9470.
This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.