Rapper Mo3 fatally shot on Dallas interstate

DALLAS — Rapper Mo3 was fatally shot on a Dallas interstate on Wednesday, several media outlets reported. He was 28.

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The Dallas native, whose real name was Melvin Noble, was killed at around midday on Interstate 35 in north Dallas, KFDW reported.

The Dallas Police Department has not publicly confirmed that the person killed in the shooting was Mo3 but did release a narrative of the incident, the television station reported.

According to a police report, an officer said he was in a vehicle when he saw someone get out of a vehicle armed with a gun and approach the victim’s car in the northbound lane of the interstate, KTVT reported.

Police said the victim got out of his vehicle and began running southbound on the freeway, the television station reported. The gunman chased the victim and fired several rounds at him, hitting him at least once, KTVT reported.

According to police, a bystander who was inside his vehicle was wounded by gunfire, KDFW reported.

“You think of the location and all the people who could be standing around or the other innocent people who could have been seriously injured,” Sgt. Warren Mitchell, a police spokesperson, told The Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know a better word to describe it other than ‘brazen.’ I mean, in broad daylight [with] several cars around.”

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where the rapper was pronounced dead, according to KTVT. The other victim was treated for apparent non-life-threatening injuries, the television station reported.

No arrests have been made, police said. An investigation is ongoing.

Mo3, a father of three, called himself a “gang member turned rapper,” to Flaunt magazine, adding that music lifted him from a life of “poverty and struggle.”

Mo3 is noted for his 2019 collaboration with Boosie Badazz, “Errybody (Remix).” He released a couple of new songs earlier this year and has recorded three albums.

The rapper’s death was also reported by TMZ.

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