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Baltimore apper Lor Scoota shot to death leaving anti-gun violence

June 27, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Baltimore apper Lor Scoota shot to death leaving anti-gun violence

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An up and coming rising rapper was killed by the very gun violence that he fought to end as he left an anti-gun rally on Sunday that advocated for peace on the streets of Baltimore,

The 23-year-old Baltimore-based rapper, Lor Scoota, who is known for the “Bird Flu” song that was released in 2014, was shot and killed in broad daylight on a bustling intersection on Saturday. Witnesses reported that the shooter jumped in front of Lor Scoota’s vehicle and began firing shots.

Law enforcement officials are under the impression that the attack was intentional.

At a press conference on Sunday, spokesman for the Baltimore Police T.J. Smith told reporters: “A kid that has been involved in a number of different rallies for peace throughout our city is the latest victim of crime here in Baltimore.”

Just one hour prior to his slaying, Scoota, whose real name is Tyriece Travon Watson, attended a charity basketball gamed called “Touch the People” at Morgan State University, the New York Daily News reported.

Just five minutes after Scoota got into his car, the shooter, who was wearing a white bandana, jumped in front of his vehicle and shot him through the windshield.

The rising rapper was known for being heavily involved in peace rallies, and giving back to the community by reading books to children.

On his Instagram profile, Scoota wrote: “I never had my rapper or local rappers do that for me growing up, just wanted to give the kids that experience and memory.”

Scoota also spent his time speaking at high schools in the West Baltimore area with Congressman Nick Mosby about the importance of staying in school.

Mosby said, “I am saddened to hear about the senseless murder of Tyriece ‘Lor Scoota’ Watson.”

Scoota was also honored in February for sponsoring a Baltimore high school’s cheerleading and football teams.

The Baltimore police spokesman said that Scoota had served as an inspiration to the kids that he helped. He even donated new uniforms, gear, and equipment.

Rapper Meek Mill honored the rapper’s death in an Instagram post, saying that he has seen a lot of people murdered who were just trying to “make it out.”

According to the Daily News, the police are actively looking for information about motives behind the attack, but the killer has not yet been identified.

Smith said, “This revolving door of death is something that’s despicable and leaving too many mothers to bury their children.”

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