Queens Rapper Chinx Killed In Drive-By Shooting
Chinx, an up-and-coming Queens rapper whose real name was Lionel Pickens, was killed in a drive-by shooting in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Rapped Chinx Shot Dead
Chinx, 31, was driving a silver Porsche through Queens at 4 a.m. Sunday with his friend Antar Alziadi, 27, in the passenger seat when shots were fired at the vehicle. Chinx was shot multiple times, while Alteri was hit twice. The shooter sped off and has not been identified.
“The police came and they opened up the door,” Bibekanada Das, who works at a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts, told the New York Daily News. “All you could see was the guy laid out in the seat.”
Chinx’s Porsche Panamera 4 had rolled roughly a block from where the rapper was shot before coming to a stop. Police found seven bullet holes on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
Chinx and Alziadi were rushed to Jamiaca Hospital, where Chinx was pronounced dead. Alziadi was last listed in critical but stable condition.
“It is with a heavy heart that the Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel ‘Chinx’ Pickens this morning,” Legion Media Group said in a statement. “Chinx’s dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered.”
Chinx had been a member of French Montana‘s Coke Boys group, which Alziadi is a member of as well.
“Who would of thought i’ll ever get that call,” Montana captured a picture of himself with Chinx.
Khloe Kardashian, who had gotten to know Chinx through Montana, also posted a message in his memory. “We’ve only known each other a short time but it was the best time, full of memories that I will cherish forever!” she wrote. “I miss you Chinxy #TheWolfPack #RIPChinx.”