A witness told the police that the shot was fired after two cars tried to occupy the same lane.
Authorities said Saturday that a shooting on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta claimed the life of a rising Texas rap artist.
Rapper Corey Detges, who performed under the stage name Chucky Trill, died Friday morning in an area hospital after the shooting, police in suburban Gwinnett County said.
As reported by WSB TV, Police Corporal Colin Flynn, a department spokesman, said someone pulled up near the carriage of the daties and opened fire around 3 a.m. Friday. Ditties, 33, was from Sugar Land, Texas.
Corporal Flynn said the suspect fled and a motive in the murder was unknown. Police have not provided any immediate details of the suspect vehicle and have not made any arrests.
The shooting was one of two that occurred on the greater Atlanta interstate on Friday. Officials said that an hour before Mr. Detage was killed, someone shot a driver in the head on Interstate 75. The man remains hospitalized.
A witness told police that the shot was fired after two cars tried to occupy the same lane. The shooter escaped.
“It’s been a crazy night,” said Corporal Flynn.
Rapper Ban Bee was among the many artists who expressed condolences on social media after the death of Mr. Detase.
“Oh no. It was a good man. Humble. Hardworking. Loyal. Determined. Focused. And he had talent. The Queen looked at him and said to @boneafied” That guy is good. If he doesn’t have a manager. You should do it. “And he did everything that was in it. We are heartbroken this morning and express our deepest condolences to D, Bone and his family, friends and supporters. Buy or stream his music and keep his memory. #RIPChuckyTrill, ”his post stated.
Chunky Trill was managed by Bone of Bonafide Entertainment, which also manages Bun Bee.
The shooting on Sunday ahead of the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. But Flynn could not confirm whether Mr. Datiez was in Atlanta for the game.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Chucky Trill released his album “Music for the Soul” in 2018 and gave more music to the works.
Police said the recent interstate firing trend in Atlanta is very concerning.
Corporal Flynn said, “Not only can a person lose control of their car after being hit or injured by a gunshot, but it can also happen that you are shooting from a moving vehicle and someone else nearby The vehicle is moving. “
He said that police are taking information about the shooting from anyone to contact the authorities on Friday.