Maryland Rapper Goonew Fatally Shot at 24 Years Old

Maryland rapper Goonew was fatally shot on Friday at 24 years old. He was known for a slew of mixtapes, most recently 2021's 'Short Temper.'

Maryland rapper Goonew was fatally shot on Friday. He was 24 years old.

His manager confirmed the death to The Washington Post. Police don’t yet have a suspect in custody. The Prince George’s County Police Department initially shared the news, tweeting that a shooting had taken place at 5:45 p.m. in District Heights, Maryland. The victim died at a hospital at around 7:30 p.m.

Prelim: At approx. 5:40 pm, officers responded to the area for a report of a shooting. Once on scene, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a hospital for life threating injuries. At approx. 7:30 pm, the victim was pronounced dead.

— PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) March 19, 2022

A reward of up to $25,000 is also available for information that leads to an arrest, per a PGPD news release.

Goonew had been involved in a shooting in 2019, though he survived. He reportedly tweeted a year later, “I Ain’t Never Show This Pictures But July 5th Last Year They Told My Mother I Was Dead I Came Back… I’m Blessed & thankful I’m Still Here.”

Maryland rapper Goonew speaks out after nearly dying last year from gun shot wounds.

— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) July 6, 2020

He was known for projects like 2017’s Certified Goon, 2018’s Big 64 and Goonwick, 2019’s Back From Hell, and 2021’s Short Temper. This past February, he also released the single “Back Inna Mix” via Big 64 Entertainment.

Maryland natives Cordae and IDK took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

RIP Goonew!! God Bless his family 🙏🏽🕊

— Cordae (@cordae) March 19, 2022


— IDK (@IDK) March 19, 2022

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