The unsettling violence in Dallas, Texas involving rappers continues.
According to reports, Boosie Badazz was shot in the leg earlier today in Dallas. The rap star was in a strip mall when his sprinter van came under fire.
According to TMZ, one of the bullets pierced the van and struck Boosie in the leg.
The rapper, born Torrence Hatch Jr., was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a minor injury and is currently recovering from a non-life-threatening injury.
Police responded to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the gunman had already fled. Boosie’s shooting comes on the heels of the murder of his close associate Mo3, as well as another part-time rapper named Dr. Rose.
Police are still investigating.
Boosie was in town to celebrate his birthday today (November 14th) and Mo3’s life during a candlelight vigil and balloon release ceremony, which went down in front of Dallas City Hall without any reports of violence on Friday night (November 13th.)
The rapper took to the stage to offer up some kind word for Mo3 during the service.
“I appreciate all the times we had together and I got your kids,” Boosie said during his remarks at the vigil. The cops hope a $5,000 reward for information will lead to the arrest of the gunman who remains at large.
Boosie is supposed to be celebrating his 39th birthday tomorrow in Atlanta (November 15th), with a bash scheduled to take place at Republic in Atlanta. No word yet on Boosie’s condition, or if he will have to cancel the 80’s themed party.