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.
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.”
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.