On Wednesday evening, American records company EMPIRE, the label Mo3 was signed to, announced the news of his killing.
“EMPIRE has lost a member of our family today – Dallas’ own Mo3,” EMPIRE said in a statement shared via Instagram. “We share this horrible loss with Mo3’s family, team and fans.
His infectious personality and unrivaled talent brought joy and therapy to his legions of followers across the country. We can only hope to continue his legacy and push forward with the same energy that Mo3 shared with the world. Love Live Mo3.”
It was earlier reported that the Dallas rapper had been shot and killed in his hometown.
According to a report on Wednesday (Nov. 11), Mo3, born Melvin Noble, was shot and killed just before 12 p.m. this afternoon. The Texas rhymer was transported to a nearby hospital were he succumbed to his injuries.
A rep for the Dallas Police Department confirmed that a shooting took place on the I-35 highway at approximately 11:55 a.m.
Although the names of the victims and suspects were withheld, law enforcement confirmed that an adult male, presumed to be the Dallas Rhymer, was driving northbound on the I-35 at Clarendon Drive when he was approached by a suspect or suspects, believed to be driving a dark-colored car.
The suspect, a Black male, exited his vehicle with a gun and began to approach the victim’s car. The victim then exited his vehicle and began running on the freeway in the opposite direction.
The suspect chased the victim, firing multiple rounds and striking him. An innocent bystander, who was sitting in his own car, was shot as well. The second victim is being treated for his injuries, which appear to be non life-threatening.