YNG Cheese, the 25-year-old son of American rapper and podcast host Gillie Da Kid, has been killed in a triple shooting.
The shooting occurred in Philadelphia on Thursday night, July 20, on the 5800 block of Mascher Street. Police were called to the scene at 8:24pm.
Authorities confirmed that a 25-year-old man was shot once in the back and taken to hospital. He was pronounced dead at 8:39pm.
A 28-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were also shot and taken to hospital. Both are said to be in stable condition.
Police have not yet revealed the identity of the man who died. However, a source close to the family confirmed with NBC10 that the victim was YNG Cheese, a local rapper and son of Philly rap artist and podcast host Gillie Da Kid.
Gillie Da Kid, born Nasir Fard, is a popular figure in Philly’s underground hip-hop scene and was also a member of the local hip-hop group Major Figgas.
Rapper Wallo267, real name Wallace Peeples, also confirmed the news on Instagram.
Sharing several pictures of YNG Cheese, he wrote: “Lil Cuz usually when I talk to you, I got a lot to tell you. Tonight the pain in my heart & tears spoke to you. I love you beyond life Cheese. I got your father, Rest Well!”