[Post updated with report from TMZ] It’s with a heavy heart and great disappointment that I report another rapper, Mo3, has reportedly lost his life to senseless gun violence.

Social media is buzzing with reports the 28-year-old rapper, real name Melvin Noble, was fatally shot while driving on I-35 in Oak Cliff.

Kristen Diaz reports Dallas PD confirmed the shooting and a fatality, but they did not release the name of the victim.

WFAA reports:

An investigation is underway after authorities said a man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon on a Dallas highway. 

The person was gunned down around 12:15 p.m. near northbound Interstate 35E at Marsalis Road, according to Dallas police. 

Police did not release the name of the person who was killed or share additional details on what happened. 

TMZ reports:

Mo3 was shot just before noon Wednesday on I-35 in Dallas and was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Our sources say the fatal shooting went down like this … the gunman and Mo3 were both traveling northbound on I-35 when the trigger man got out of his car and approached Mo3’s. The rapper got out of his car and started running, with the gunman giving chase, firing multiple rounds and hitting Mo3 in the back of the head.

We’re told the gunman also shot an innocent bystander who was sitting in his vehicle, and the second gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, video is circulating online of what appears to be Mo3 laying in the middle of the highway as paramedics perform CPR on him in an effort to save his life.

There has been an outpouring of sadness and disbelief in the streets of Twitter as many remember and pay tribute to the multi-talented rapper.


My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved Mo3.

This senseless violence HAS to STOP!

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