By: King Acklin
A 21-year-old California rapper is dead after being shot multiple times. Police are stating that the reason for this shooting is unknown at this time, but speculation is that it is allegedly for defacing a mural of the late great Nipsey Hussle. The man, identified as rapper Indian Red Boy, born Zerail Dijon Rivera, was on Instagram Live (IG Live) sitting in his car talking to another person on Thursday when you hear several rounds of gunfire ring out. Rivera can be seen with blood running from his nose as he struggles to request help.
Rivera was pronounced dead on the scene. A Lieutenant with the Hawthorne Police Department stated to the press, “It appears to have been a walk-up shooting and he appears to have been targeted … he appears to be a gang member.” No suspects have been identified at this time.
Nipsey Hussle was murdered back in 2019 and his family, along with the hip-hop community continue to mourn him. Rivera is the latest rapper to be killed this year from gun violence. All families and friends of these people continue to mourn the losses.