Who was Hot Boy Ju and how did he die?

HOT Boy Ju, 16, has been shot dead in a drive-by shooting in North Highlands, California.

The up-and-coming rapper was found by cops in the passenger seat of a Nissan Pathfinder with several gunshot wounds.

Who was Hot Boy Ju?

Hot Boy Ju was an up-and-coming rapper in Sacramento, California with his hits receiving several thousands of views on YouTube. 

The 16-year-olds biggest tracks included ‘Free BubG’, ‘Rocking’ & ‘Swerve in it’, published by the Oakland based media company and record label; Thizzler on the Roof. 

The teenage artist had global recognition with his impressive discography and a private Instagram account with over 10,000 followers. 

How did Hot Boy Ju die?

The rapper was killed in a car to car shooting on March 21, 2021. 

The shooting was reported to California Highway Patrol at 2:30 pm and his identity was officially confirmed on Tuesday, March 23, in a press conference by Sgt Rod Grassman.

He revealed that Ju was in the passenger seat of a Nissan Pathfinder when another vehicle in close proximity opened fire, shooting the artist several times. 

His record label took to Twitter earlier to express their grief, sharing their condolences in a tweet which read: “Rest In Peace Hot Boy Ju⁠. 

“We are sad to learn that the rising Sacramento rapper was slain yesterday afternoon.⁠ 

“We send our condolences to his loved ones & fans. 

“Ju’s death followed a spate of attacks aimed at rappers including CyHi The Prince, another artist who narrowly escaped a drive-by shooting on the Atlanta interstate a few weeks prior to the incident.”

In a now-deleted post, CyHi said: “I was born and raised in Atlanta, and I have tremendous love for my city but it’s chaotic out here. 

“I’m trying my best to keep a level head, but when you don’t know who is after you it's hard to wrap your mind around it and not be paranoid. 

“By the grace of God and my lord and savior Jesus Christ I am still here.

“I just want to let the people know who were trying to kill me that I am not a bad person. 

“I don’t want revenge, I just want understanding and closure.”

Ju was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

There are currently no leads or suspects, according to police officials.

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