A Queens-born rapper was killed and another person wounded early Sunday after someone opened fire on a car in Queens. The victim, shot multiple times in the torso, has been identified as 31-year old Lionel Pickens of Ozone Park, known as Chinx. It happened just after 4 a.m. at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood.
Police say the victims were driving a Porsche westbound on Queens Boulevard when a second vehicle pulled up to them at 84th Road, where a gunman from the second vehicle fired multiple rounds inside the first car, striking the driver and the other person.
The wounded person is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.
So far the police have found no motive. According to VladTV, Chinx was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen when the shooting occurred.
Sources close to his camp say the rapper was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen, and the two were driving around in Chinx’s Porsche when an assailant opened fire at the car, shooting Chinx five times (who was also on passenger side).Yemen, who was also shot, is expected to make it, but did suffer collapsed lungs. We will continue to keep you updated.
Rapper Chinx Drugz was murdered in New York City at approximately 5 a.m. this morning, according to reports. Though the details surrounding the 31-year-old Far Rockaway native’s death are not quite clear at this time, rumor is, Chinx was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed.