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According to ABC New 7 on May 17, 2015 a queens born rapper Lionel Pickens aka Chinx Drugz was gunned down in a apparent drive by in Briarwood. Chinx just finished his performance at a Brooklyn Night Club, left with another gentleman headed for a bar.  Per the police at 4:04 am another car pulled up beside chinxs vehicle and started shooting hitting him at least 8 times.  Pickens was able to still drive his Porsche but crashed into another vehicle.

A witness stated “When he fell on the ground, he just laid there, he was motionless – he didn’t move, he didn’t scream,”

An investigation into this shooting is in progress

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In a statement, the Legion Media Group said:

“It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel 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. (Pickens’) dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered “(Pickens) 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.”

Thickly Tat’d Extends our condolences to his family.


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