Memphis rapper Snootie Wild was shot in Houston Texas on Friday and would succumb to his injuries on Saturday, Feb 26, 2022. Snootie Wild whose real name is LePreston Porter was found in a vehicle stuck in a ditch and the rapper had been shot in the neck. Snootie Wild was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately would later pass away from his injuries. At this time Houston police are still searching for a suspect. Early reports believe the vehicle may have backed into the ditch attempting to turn around. A couple of people walked up to the vehicle and soon after someone fired one shot that struck Snootie Wild in the neck
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Snootie Wild died after being shot in Houston Friday, the second Memphis rapper to be gunned down in recent months.
The “Yayo” artist’s death was confirmed on his verified Instagram page Saturday evening.
“Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever! #TeamYayo4Life,” the post read.
Wild was found shot in the neck in a ditch next to an SUV around 2 p.m. by Texas police, according to ABC 13, a report that was later linked to Wild’s death.
“It looks like he backed in there (the ditch) accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car,” a Houston officer told the outlet.
“They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually.”
The 36-year old, born LePreston Porter, was not immediately pronounced dead and was fighting for his life Friday afternoon, his Facebook page said.
There was no word on any arrests in connection with the murder.
The news came after rapper Young Dolph, who had a long running feud with Gotti, was shot dead outside a Memphis bakery in a broad-daylight ambush. Three suspects were arrested in connection with that murder, and Gotti was not implicate
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A man was found shot in the neck next to an SUV in a ditch early Friday morning along England Street near Alice Street, police say.
Police say they arrived at the scene around 2 a.m. after responding to their Shotspotter Program, which detects gunshots around Houston. Once they were on their way, calls began rolling in, reporting shots fired.
Authorities say the victim received CPR at the scene and was sent to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Doctors say it is a 50/50 chance he will be OK.
According to investigators, a neighbor caught the entire incident on camera.
“It looks like he backed in there (the ditch) accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car. They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually,” said officer R. Willkens.
Police surrounded the neighborhood searching for a man and woman they believe to be the suspects. Police say there is a high possibility they are still in the area.