A source verified with FOX3 News confirms that the son of Philadelphia rap artist and podcaster Gillie Da Kid was among the victims of a triple shooting Thursday night.
The incident took place in the 5800 block of Mascher Street in Philadelphia at 8:24 p.m., as reported by police.
During the shooting, a 25-year-old man was punched once in the back and taken to hospital by police. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m.
Two other people, aged 28 and 31, were also shot dead in the incident and taken to hospital for treatment. Fortunately, both victims are said to be in stable condition.
According to information shared with FOX3 News, one of the victims took refuge in a nearby house and, after an investigation, ten used shell casings were found at the scene.
So far, no arrests have been made and authorities have not recovered any weapons involved in the shooting.
So far, the police have not revealed the identity of the deceased man.
However, a source with close family ties told FOX3 News that the victim was YNG Cheese, a local rapper and the son of Philly rap artist and podcast host Gillie Da Kid.
Gillie Da Kid, whose birth name is Nasir Fard, is a prominent figure in Philadelphia’s underground hip hop scene and was previously a member of local hip hop group Major Figgas.
Currently, Fard co-hosts the popular weekly podcast “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” with social media influencer and fellow Philly native Wallo267.