(AllHipHop News) Popular Atlanta DJ William “Fernando” Barnes, aka DJ Nando, was shot and killed early Tuesday morning. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the 38-year-old father was gunned down outside his home in Clayton County.
“Basically, he drove home, pulled in his driveway, someone had been sitting waiting at his house in the backyard and they ran up and shot him once in the head,” said his brother-in-law Richard Hannah.
Police have not provided a motive for Nando’s murder as of yet. Family members do not believe it was a robbery attempt because electronic equipment and cash were left at the scene.
Several members of the Atlanta Hip Hop community issued condolences via social media.
R.I.P. DJ NANDO ATL http://t.co/enjz9t3Dck
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 15, 2014
— T.I. (@Tip) January 15, 2014
Dam Nando !!! I remember when the Dj booth was in right corner at magic and you played jeezy ” we getting money over here”10xs in row RIP
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) January 14, 2014
Rest in peace to my dear friend DJ Nando. My career wouldn’t have got the start that it did w/o you. RIP to a legend of the south.
— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) January 14, 2014
— djgregstreet (@DjGregStreet) January 14, 2014
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 14, 2014
Watch WSB’s coverage of DJ Nando’s killing below.