Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot and killed while driving on a freeway in Dallas on Wednesday morning.
The Dallas Police Department released a statement that said Mo3 (real name: Melvin A. Noble) was shot and later died from his injuries in the hospital. “The next of kin notification was made at the hospital,” police said. “At this point in this active investigation, the motive is unknown, and no one is in custody.”
A spokesperson for Mo3 has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“On November 11, 2020, at approximately 11:55 a.m., an adult male victim was traveling northbound on I-35 at Clarendon Drive when he was approached by a suspect(s) driving what is believed to be a dark color car,” a statement from earlier in the day read. “The suspect, described as an adult Black male, exited his car armed with a firearm and began approaching the victim’s car. The victim exited his vehicle and began running southward on the freeway. The suspect chased the victim and fired multiple rounds striking him. In doing so, the suspect also struck an innocent bystander, an adult male, who was sitting in his vehicle. The first victim was transported to an area hospital where he died from his injuries. The second victim was also transported to an area hospital with injuries that does not appear to be life-threatening. The suspect remains at large.”
According to CBS and TMZ, the rapper had been 28 years old.
Last December, Mo3 told his fans on Instagram that he was shot in the head, but he survived the attack. Some fans had speculated that it was a publicity stunt. According to TMZ, he was also arrested in 2017 in connection with a Dallas-Fort Worth night club shooting, at which one person had died.
Mo3’s biggest success came in 2015 when he released his album “Rain” at the age of 23. He is perhaps most famous for his 2019 collaboration with Boosie Badazz titled “Errybody (Remix).” In total, the rapper recorded three albums and released a few songs earlier this year. The rapper is a father of three.
“I tell the truth in my music,” he said in a 2016 interview with the Dallas Observer. “I’m not talking about standing in the trap and whippin’ foreign cars or having designer this, designer that. No, I’m talking about how my mom couldn’t pay her bills and when we didn’t have anywhere to sleep and stayed eating noodles every day.”