According to multiple reports from the scene of the crime, Mazi was leaving a pizza place called Urban Pie around 9 p.m. on Sunday night, before suffering multiple gunshot wounds from an unknown assailant. Atlanta police at the Zone 6 headquarters across from Urban Pie claim they ran into the street in response to sounds of gunfire, with officers on the scene estimating they heard anywhere between 10 to 25 gunshots. The shooter has not yet been apprehended.
Tributes to the rapper poured in on social media once the news broke, with many of his fans acknowledging the turbulent past that led into this moment. Other rappers, including Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug, expressed their sadness over the fatal shooting.
RIP MAZI...— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) August 7, 2017
Somebody really wanted Mazi dead badly smh well I hope that beef is squashed now it's like damn whatever he did hope it's forgiven now.— zoey dollaz (@ZoeyDollaz) August 7, 2017
RIP MAZI god damn— under construction (@FATMANKEY) August 7, 2017
Damn rest easy Mazi— TM88 (@TM88) August 7, 2017
This isn't the first time Mazi had been targeted in a violent shooting. As recently as last December, he was shot in the chest while at a Waffle House in Atlanta. The rapper had previously claimed he'd been shot at least 10 times prior to that shooting, and even conducted interviews on why he felt he was being targeted so often.
"I’m a real dude," said Mazi. "Some people don’t like real dudes. That’s cool. I’m not hating. I’m not mad."