Snoop Dogg has paid tribute to rap veteran Mr. 3-2 after he was fatally shot in his native Houston, Texas.
The former hip-hop star, real name Christopher Barriere, was among four men at a gas station on Thursday night (10Nov16) when a fight broke out, prompting one of the guys to pull out a pistol and take aim, hitting one victim in the back of the head.
According to news outlet ABC13.com, the suspect drove away, but reportedly returned to the scene of the crime moments later with a shotgun, which he fired in the face of a second victim, before making another getaway.
The suspect remains on the run.
Houston Police Department Sergeant Michael Arrington revealed other bystanders were also injured in the fracas: "Unfortunately the shotgun blast, not all the pellets hit its intended target and continued past and struck multiple other targets, including another witness who was shot in the leg," he said.
Mr. 3-2, 44, rose to fame in the 1990s as an original member of the Screwed Up Click, the rap collective led by DJ Screw, which also included Lil Flip, Big Moe and Trae, and was affiliated with UGK and Devin the Dude.
The Rap-A-Lot Records star was also known for his work as part of the groups The Convicts with Big Mike, Southside Playaz, and Blac Monks, while as a solo artist, he enjoyed collaborations with Scarface, 8 Ball & MJG, Too $hort, and UGK.
Snoop Dogg took to Instagram on Saturday (12Nov16) to mourn his pal's passing, sharing a shot of Mr. 3-2 which featured the words, "Rest in peace 3-2 The Governor", a reference to his nickname.
He captioned the image, "Rest well. O. G. (original gangster). He the one who told me we don't love dem hoes in 1991. Damn cuz (sic)".
Former Convicts bandmate Big Mike posted, "R.I.P to Mr.3-2,my brother!", while rapper Slim Thug remembered his fellow Houston native as a "HtownLegend", and producer Mike Dean simply posted, "RIP MR 3-2" on Twitter as he shared a link to a news article about the fatal shooting.
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