Dallas Police on Wednesday confirmed the death of a 28-year-old man and popular rapper in Dallas, identified as Melvin Noble, better known in the street as Mo3.
According to the report by the Dallas Police, Melvin Noble was fatally shot Wednesday after another driver with a gun approached him, got out of his vehicle and started firing, striking him and a nearby motorist.
Melvin Noble was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital, according to police. An earlier statement from police said that the suspect had been chasing Noble after the rapper got out of his car to run away.
The suspect has yet to be identified, but was described by police as a Black male who “fled the scene in a dark colour sedan.”
The bystander whose identity was not revealed was also taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating and are looking for a motive
“You think of the location and all the people who could be standing around or the other innocent people who could have been seriously injured,” police spokesperson Sgt. Warren Mitchell told the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know a better word to describe it other than ‘brazen.’ I mean, in broad daylight [with] several cars around.”
According to Variety, Mo3 before the sad news of his death, had granted an interview where he told Flaunt magazine in March that he hoped his music would bring a message of hope.
“The Black community and the Hispanic community, we deal with a lot of poverty and struggle. I’m giving a message, I’m giving hope,” he said.
“Me, I’ve been a rapper, but you could do whatever you want. You ain’t limited to one thing. I preach that. Whether it’s my story or the next person’s story, they’re going to feel me. They can relate.”
The rapper was best known for his song “Errybody (Remix)” — a collaboration with Boosie Badazz. Mo3 and Boosie released an album in February.