A tragic story has recently emerged out of Jackson, Mississippi. A local Mississippi music artist and rising rap star, Lonnie “Lil Lonnie” Taylor, was tragically killed in a shooting over the weekend.
Taylor, 22, was murdered on Sunday evening along with one other victim who remains unidentified; two other individuals were also injured. According to USA Today, the rapper was killed on a “bloody night,” where three other shootings took place in less than 24 hours.
He was reportedly shot several times while driving his SUV. As a result of shots being fired, Taylor crashed his car.
A female passenger was also in the car, but thankfully, she was not injured.
As of early Tuesday morning, the suspects have not been identified. A motive also remains unclear.
Taylor’s songs were available on Spotify and Pandora, as well as several of his music videos on YouTube. His most successful song thus far was “Colors,” which led to him being recognized nationwide in 2015.
He lived a life off of the streets, reported USA Today. Family was very important to him; he was financially supporting his younger siblings and father with the makings of his music career.
Currently, few details are known. This story is developing and will be updated if more information is released to the public.
Please pray for Lonnie Taylor’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. In other celebrity news, the “Golden Girls” family is also in mourning following a sad death announcement.