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

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

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. 

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. 

STL native Huey, best known for his classic single “Pop Lock & Drop It”, was shot and killed earlier tonight and was expected to shoot a video this Saturday. This just hit home fr ---- pic.twitter.com/yO1bguNmG4

— Blanco Tarantino TV (@BlancoTarantino) June 26, 2020

The last time we performed together! Y'all knew him as Huey, to his loved ones he was LJ! My lil cousin! Rest Easy! This shit us hard man!-- pic.twitter.com/Vq16Ju944U

— Bruce Franks Jr (@brucefranksjr) June 26, 2020

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)

A post shared by HOT 97 (@hot97) on Jun 26, 2020 at 4:54am PDT

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

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