Popular Baltimore rapper Tyrice "Lor Scoota" Watson, has officially been confirmed as dead by Baltimore City police, according to Fox Baltimore. Authorities say he was murdered in a "targeted" shooting as he was driving on Saturday evening.
According to reports, Scoota, one of Baltimore's most notable up-and-coming MCs, was leaving the Touch the People Pray for Peace in these Streets Charity Basketball Game at about 6:56 p.m. when he was shot and killed.
He was reportedly driving eastbound on Moravia Road at Harford Road when an unidentified Black male opened fire after stepping into the street.
Scoota was rushed to a nearby hospital following the attack, but died shortly after.
The main suspect was spotted last wearing a white bandana.
Baltimore councilman Nick J. Mosby released a statement in response to the murder: "I am saddened to hear about the senseless murder of Tyrice 'Lor Scoota' Watson," he said. "He had a heart for youth and took the time out of his schedule to join me on my #EyeAmBaltimore Tour to high schools in West Baltimore following last year's uprising where he spoke about the importance of staying in school."
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(Photo: Lor Scoota via Youtube)