St. Louis rapper known for 'Pop, Lock and Drop It' killed in double shooting

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June 26, 2020 - 7:30 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A local rapper is the victim of a double shooting in north St. Louis County Thursday night. 

Lawrence Franks, better known as Huey, showed up at a local hospital and was declared dead after being shot in the Kinloch neighborhood around 11 p.m., police say. 

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A second shooting victim showed up at the Ferguson Police Department and is being treated. Police say that victim is 21-years-old and expected to survive.

Police believe as many as 10 other individuals were present in and around the crime scene during the occurrence of this incident, which was in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Investigators strongly encourage those that are potential witnesses to please contact them at 314-615-5400. They can also contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371TIPS(8477) to remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward.

Huey, 32, is best known for his 2006 single "Pop, Lock and Drop It." There's been an outpouring of thoughts and prayers for the Kinloch native on social media. 

Rapper #Huey Known For Hit Single #Pop Lock & Drop It' Killed In Shooting in St. Louis At The Age Of 31 -- ---- (-- : Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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The St. Louis Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is leading the homicide investigation.

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