ATLANTA (AP) — A 31-year-old rapper known as Yung Mazi has been shot and killed outside an Atlanta pizza shop, less than eight months after he survived being shot at a Waffle House and then tweeted “God made me bulletproof.”
Atlanta police say the shooting happened Sunday night when officers at a police precinct across the street heard multiple gunshots outside the restaurant.
Police said a suspect ran from the scene. No arrests have been made.
John Henson, deputy chief investigator of the DeKalb County Medical Examiner’s Office, identified the victim by his legal name, Jabril Abdur-Rahman.
Yung Mazi’s brother, Luqman Abdur-Rahman, pleaded for privacy in a call to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and said his family is praying for his brother and everyone else involved.
Yung Mazi was the target of multiple shootings, telling an interviewer it might be because he walked around with a lot of jewelry or because some people resented him for his light skin.
In December 2016, he was shot at a Buckhead Waffle House. According to a police report, a man walked into the restaurant and without a word opened fire on the rapper and then left. The rapper told police he’d never seen the assailant before.
After arriving at the hospital that day, the rapper turned to Twitter to boast: “God made me bulletproof.” The tweet has since been deleted.
But friends and admirers of the rapper began posting tributes with the hashtag #RIPYungMazi.