One of Seattle’s top rappers was shot and killed this weekend, MTO News has learned.
19-year-old rapper Lil Mob was murdered inside the Seattle ‘CHOP zone.’
Lil Mob, whose real name is Lorenzo Anderson, was believed to be the target of a Saturday morning shooting, which also left another male in critical condition.
Detectives from the SPD were sent to conduct investigations despite the challenges being faced with accessing the scene of the crime. The police are still working to determine the shooter’s appearance and motive, however, it is believed that the hit was carried out by someone who had beef with Lil Mob, and not a part of the movement.
The Zone took on a life of its own as a six-block fortress for the Black Lives Matter movement in the Capitol Hill region of the city, hence blocking all advances from law enforcement. The move has sparked the anger of President Donald Trump, who has tweeted about possibly sending the military to defuse the situation.
However, those requests have been regularly met with pushback from Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee.
In reference to the incident, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant sent condolences to “the family and friends of the victim, and with the injured protester now in the hospital, as well as with all community members and fellow activists.”
Members and organizers of the CHOP Zone are asking the shooters to turn themselves. According to one man who spoke to WSFA 12, “If you don’t, it’s better if the police get a hold of you before they do.”
Lil Mob was best known for tracks such as, “Blacken Out,” “Facts,” “Instant,” and “Slap Life,” and “Violent.”