"Pop, Lock & Drop It" hitmaker Huey is dead at 32.
According to a report from regional Missouri outlet Fox 2, Huey was shot Thursday night around 11:00 p.m. in Kinloch. Citing comments from local police, the report states that Huey arrived at a hospital "suffering from a gunshot wound" and was pronounced dead soon after his arrival.
Police say their investigation found that another person had also been injured during the shooting. That person, police added, is expected to recover.
According to reporter Blair Ledet, there has been no word yet on any arrests made in connection with the fatal shooting.
"It is with great sadness that we share that a member of the Que Records family has passed on," Que Records and Que Global Entertainment CEO William "Quayshaun" Carter said in a statement. "It was a pleasure to work with Huey for the release of his Redemption album in 2009 with EMI. It was a happy time for us. It was Que Records' first big release. It meant the world to us and Huey meant the world to us. His death is a tragic loss. Huey and his partner Rhome McGee were doing a lot for their community, hosting events and growing their self-funded clothing line."
Huey's "Pop, Lock & Drop It" peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. A remix featuring Bow Wow and T-Pain was also released. Both versions of the breakout hit were featured on Huey's 2007 album Notebook Paper, which was also supported by the follow-up single "When I Hustle."
Following news of Huey's death, fans and fellow creators alike shared their memories of the classic song, as well as the artist who made it possible: