Mo3, Boosie & Benny the Butcher shot over past 3 weeks in Texas
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on November 18, 2020
Two rappers were injured and one rapper was killed in several shootings across Texas in the past three weeks.
In the first shooting, 28-year-old Dallas rapper “Mo3” was shot and killed on Nov. 11. According to authorities, Mo was driving along I-35 in his hometown of Dallas when an unidentified motorist got out of his car and opened fire. The killer remains on the loose, but sources say the shooting was a result of a local feud.
Rip Mo3. A truly talented, respectful and humble guy. I’m Blessed to have had the opportunity to share talents with him in the studio while he was alive ❤️ you’ll be missed 🕊 pic.twitter.com/u6V339cnz8— BNYX® 🇭🇹 (@BNYX) November 11, 2020
A week after Mo3’s death, Louisiana rapper “Boosie Badazz” flew to Dallas for a show and to pay respects to Mo3, who was his friend and collaborator. During the visit, Boosie, 38, was shot outside of a strip mall, Big T’s Plaza, and rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
And in Houston, 35-year-old New York rapper “Benny The Butcher” was shot in an attempted robbery. According to the Houston Police Department, Benny and his entourage were at a local Walmart when they were approached by a group of armed men. The “Grizelda” rapper and his crew were asked to give up their chains, and when they refused, the gunmen opened fire.
Benny was shot in the leg. After being released from the hospital, he was seen carrying a pair of crutches while boarding a private plane.
You would think that with a global pandemic and racial discourse plaguing the country, gun violence would be the last thing we would have to worry about.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.