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Lor Scoota, a rising rapper within the Baltimore hip-hop scene, was shot and killed in broad daylight Saturday in Northeast Baltimore, according to Baltimore CBS Local. He was 23 years old.

Lor Scoota, whose real name is Tyriece Watson, sustained at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The Baltimore Police Department gathered from witnesses on the scene that Scoota was driving eastbound on Moravia Road at Harford Road when a suspect stepped into the street and opened fire at him. Police authorities responded to the incident at approximately 6:56 p.m.

Police confirm that the suspect was a black male who wore a white bandana. Currently, they don’t have any further details, but the public are encouraged to call detectives at (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

T.J. Smith, director of media relations for Baltimore Police, tweeted his thoughts on Scoota’s death:

Just hours before, Scoota hosted a charity basketball game called “Touch the People Pray for Peace in These Streets” at Morgan State University, according to Councilman Nick J. Mosby. He released a statement last night on the passing of Scoota:

While Scoota was still coming up in hip-hop, he was respected by plenty of established rappers such as Meek Mill, The Game, and Yo Gotti. 


Damn #lorscoota I seen so many young niggas fall victim Tryna make it out #restup

A photo posted by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jun 25, 2016 at 6:25pm PDT


Shy Glizzy, who collaborated on his popular single “Bird Flu,” also shared his condolences on Instagram:

Scoota’s campaign online was #ScootaUpNext, which saw the support of many of his fans and peers. He released a string of volumes for his Still in the Trenches series, recently dropping the third installment that featured Glizzy, PNB Rock, and YFN Lucci last December. Scoota was signed to Young Ballers Shining Records, and was affiliated with Meek Mill and his Dreamchasers team. Check out some of Scoota’s standout records below.

"Bird Flu"

“Ready or Not”

"Swear to God"

If you want to check out more of his music, you can download his mixtapes here, here, and here. For Scoota's Still in These Trenches 2.5, you can check that out here.