An alleged gang war involving rapper 9lokkNine has officially caught the attention of the FBI.
Last weekend, a gunman attempted to kill the rap star inside of the Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida. Thankfully, 9lokkNine escaped the gunfire unscathed, but he may have some serious legal issues ahead of him – the shooting has put the rapper in the crosshairs of the feds.
Investigators say a beef between 9lokkNine and another rising Orlando rapper named Hotboii is now under investigation by the “Safe Streets Task Force” initiative. The Feds say 9lokkNine is purportedly associated with the All Family No Friends gang (AKA The Army), while Hotboii is an alleged associate of the 438 gang.
According to the Orlando-Sentinel, The FBI has partnered with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to put an end to the feud between the two rival gangs accused of at least five murders.
“These two gangs — the 438 gang and the Army gang — have got our attention now,” said FBI agent Ron Hopper. “Members of these two gangs can start looking forward towards serving lengthy, meaningful federal prison sentences in their future.”
The supposed gang war started in April when an alleged member of AFNF shot and killed a member of the 438 gang at a house party. Later that month, the slain man’s vigil was shot up, resulting in the death of a local high school football star.
In July, investigators said a member of AFNF was killed when a 438 gang member returned fire during a drive-by shooting. The shooter in that incident escaped charges after police ruled the murder was self-defense.
Later that month, 9lokkNine with attempted murder after he was arrested for being part of a caravan that shot up the house of a 438 member. In August, local police shot and killed an alleged associate of the 438 gang at The Florida Mall.
Officers were attempting to serve a warrant on the alleged leader of the 438 gang for the murder of a member of the All Family No Friends Gang. When an associate of the gang members attempted to flee, he was shot and killed by an officer who claims he feared for his life after the man reached for a gun in his waistband.
In September, a drive-by shooting connected to the food killed a 3-year-old and a 14-year-old. A vigil for the toddler was canceled out of a safety concern.
The murders of the two children and the brazen attempt on 9lokkNine’s life was enough to get the Fed’s to finally intervene to put an end to the gang war.
“We are involved because of the level of violence that we’re seeing in our community,” FBI agent Ron Hopper said, adding that both gangs are about to face racketeering charges.