Rapper killed in Missouri shooting, cops say.

Rapper Huey
Rapper Huey

St. Louis rapper Lawrence Franks Jr. was shot and killed Thursday night in front of a Missouri home, according to police and media reports.

Franks Jr., also known as Huey, climbed the Billboard charts in 2006 with his debut single “Pop, Lock & Drop It.”

He arrived at a hospital around 11 p.m. Thursday after being shot at least once, according to WWL. Franks Jr., 32, died a short time after he arrived, KTVI reported.

A second victim showed up at a different hospital after also being shot on the same street in Kinloch, which is in St. Louis County, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He had non-life threatening injuries, the newspaper reported.

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No arrests have been made and a motive for the shootings is unclear. As many as 10 people were at the crime scene, WWL reported.

Franks Jr. had a 13-year-old daughter, according to KTVI.

Anyone who has any information on the case is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at (636) 529-8210, WWL reported.

“Pop, Lock & Drop It” spent 23 weeks on the Billboard chart, peaking at No. 6 in 2007. He was originally signed with Jive Records.

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