Nick Breed, a Baltimore rapper who tried to spread a message of nonviolence, was shot in the Allendale neighborhood of the city Sunday evening.
He died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center soon after arriving.
Breed (born Dominic Grant) had collaborated with Baltimore's biggest names, including YBS Skola and Young Moose.
“He took a big piece of my heart,” his sister Ebony Palmer told the Baltimore Sun. “I’m so heartbroken. [rapping is] all he wanted to do. He just wanted to bring it back to the city and help the city. He wanted kids to know that you can still be something.”
Police haven't announced any suspects in Breed's killing, which was Baltimore's 44th homicide in the last 30 days. Breed had recently lamented his city's crime rate on Twitter.
I wanna see the murder rate in Bmore drop .Words worse than bullets spread that message Rt if you agree if ppl mind their business they a live longer..— NickBreed (@Nic_village) September 24, 2018
Breed was 24. RIP.