NEW YORK, NY — A New York rapper who was part of French Montana’s Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting.
Police say Lionel Pickens died at a Queens hospital. The 31-year-old, who performed as Chinx, had been shot multiple times in the chest around 4 a.m. Sunday at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive.
Another man was also shot. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
Police said the two men were in a car when another car pulled up alongside, and multiple shots were fired.
Pickens’ management team issued a statement on Instagram saying his “dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered.”
No arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.