Rapper Mo3 shot and killed

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  • Mo3 was shot and killed in Dallas on Wednesday.
  • Police responded to calls at midday and found Mo3, whose real is Melvin A. Noble, with multiple gunshot wounds.
  • Police spokesperson Sgt. Warren Mitchell called the shooting "brazen" in a statement. "I mean, in broad daylight [with] several cars around," he said. 


Rapper Mo3 has been shot and killed.

The rapper, whose real name is Melvin A. Noble, died at the age of 28 in Texas on Wednesday.

Police said in a statement that they responded to calls of a shooting in the area around 12:00. The Dallas rapper was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect injured a bystander, who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, before fleeing the scene.

"At this point in this active investigation, the motive is unknown, and no one is in custody," the statement says.

According to People, in an earlier statement police said the suspect was chasing the rapper after he exited his vehicle and tried to run away.

Police spokesperson Sgt. Warren Mitchell told the Dallas Morning News later of the incident: "You think of the location and all the people who could be standing around or the other innocent people who could have been seriously injured.

"I don't know a better word to describe it other than 'brazen.' I mean, in broad daylight [with] several cars around." 

Empire, MO3's record label, addressed the rapper's death on social media saying: "EMPIRE has lost a member of our family today - Dallas' own MO3.

"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."

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