News of the shooting began to spread last night, with the Fulton County medical examiner having since confirmed that the rapper was gunned down at the Street Execs Studios around 11 p.m. local time. He had been taken to a nearby hospital, but died in their care.
Atlanta's WSB-TV reports that police recovered over 50 shell casings from inside and outside of the studio, which has played host to recording sessions from 2 Chainz, Travis Porter and more. At present time, no arrests have been made. No other injuries have been reported from the incident.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Bankroll Fresh had previously worked as Yung Fresh, having recorded material under this name with Gucci Mane and more.
More recently, as Bankroll Fresh, he dropped the Life of a Hot Boy mixtape and the "Screen Door" track with Mike WiLL Made-It in 2014, and Life of a Hot Boy 2: Real Trapper and a self-titled mixtape in 2015. He had also appeared on 2 Chainz's 2015 group tape, T.R.U. (The Real University).
Following news of the shooting, a number of artists went onto social media to express their condolences. Below, you'll find tributary tweets and Instagram posts from 2 Chainz, Mike WiLL Made-It, T.I., Migos, Rich the Kid, and more.
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) March 5, 2016
Smh rip @1YUNGFRESH 🙏🏾🙌🏾🤘🏽— Ty Dolla $ign (@tydollasign) March 5, 2016
R.I.P. Bankroll Fresh this is so sad— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) March 5, 2016
I'm sick to my stomach 😷
— Mike Will Made-It (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) March 5, 2016
I just talk to bankroll earlier today , smh shit is sad . Niggas always haten
— Rich The Kid (@IAmRichTheKid) March 5, 2016
rip bankroll fresh. Condolences to his family and friends. sad sad news man.
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) March 5, 2016
Sometimes shit just get to moving so fast it's impossible to make sense of it all.... I know death is apart of life but it seems so unfair to snatch somebody before they got to begin to reach their potential & change they life. And now it's OVER??? Can't be. We got nothing but Love,Respect,&Admiration over here fa u lil bro!!!! Salute... #RIPBankrollFresh long [email protected]