Sandy Springs - Police have identified the 19-year-old man who was fatally shot outside a suburban Atlanta hospital as a rapper known as Lil Phat.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/LvkTO1) that the rapper - whose real name is Melvin Vernell III, of Sandy Springs - was fatally shot on Thursday night.
Sandy Springs police spokesperson Steve Rose said on Friday that police are searching for two men seen fleeing the scene.
The victim was found shot in a car parked on the second level of a parking deck next to the hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward.
A motive was not known.
Lil Phat was featured in rapper Webbie's 2007 song, Independent, which also included Lil Boosie.
The song, which praised a woman's independent nature, peaked at No 9 on Billboard's 100 and topped the rap chart.
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
Novelist John Grisham says the US is handing out unduly harsh prison sentences for child porn offences to men who probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons". Read More »
Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. Read More »
Watch it here!
See the line-up!
All his gigs!
A quick chat!
Talk about SA!
SandtonNetwork Finance SunninghillR500 000 - R600 000 Per Year
SandtonNetwork Finance CorporateR1 100 000 - R1 300 000 Per Year
SandtonNetwork Finance SunninghillR500 000 - R550 000 Per Year
HousesR 675 000
HousesR 3 350 000
Apartments / FlatsR 470 000