Houston Rapper and Screwed Up Click member Mr. 3-2 died on Friday after sustaining a fatal shot to the head while at a Houston area gas station, according to area ABC affiliate KTRK. Mr. 3-2, whose government name was Christopher Barriere, was affiliated with Rap-A-Lot Records and was most known as a member of Houston’s S.U.C. collective. In addition to work with Mike Dean and a well-known verse on UGK’s “One Day,” 3-2 logged tracks with Eightball & MJG, Too Short and the late MC Breed.
The man respectfully referred to as “The Governor” is the latest death for the Screwed Up Click, following DJ Screw, Big H.A.W.K. and Big Moe. The Houston crew pioneered the signature “chopped and screwed” sound, while the late DJ Screw’s influence helped unite clashing factions within Houston’s sometimes fractured scene. The prominence of lean is also partially attributed to S.U.C.—a codeine overdose was ruled the official cause of DJ Screw’s death in 2001.
According to KTRK, Mr. 3-2’s attacker has yet to be identified, and other victims were reportedly involved.
“Unfortunately the shot gun 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,” Houston Police Department Sgt. Michael Arrington told KRTK.
Snoop Dogg, Mike Dean and Lil Keke were among those to express their condolences via social media.