Lil Snupe, a protégé to Meek Mill who was recently signed to his Dream Chaser’s label, was fatally shot on Thursday morning in Winnfield, La., reported Billboard.

The 18-year-old rapper's death was confirmed by police to NBC affiliate KALB. An investigation is underway, and no arrests have yet been made. More information is expected to be announced later on Thursday.

Dream Chasers’ Louiv V Gutta and Lil Snupe's manager both took to Twitter express their sorrow at the young man’s death. “I ain’t gonna lie I can’t stop crying! I Can’t Believe My Youngin Gone! RIP lil bro,” tweeted Gutta. His manager also expressed his shock, writing, “The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil ni–a lilsnupe."

Snupe was signed to Dream Chasers last year after Mill heard just 20 minutes of his mixed tape. "He was spittin' so much pain, he's from the south with a flow like an east coast guy," Meek told MTV News about that first listen.

Snupe’s mixtape, Real Ni—a in Charge, was released in April.

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