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Rapper Huey, known for song 'Pop, Lock & Drop it,' killed in Missouri shooting

Rapper Huey, known for song 'Pop, Lock & Drop it,' killed in shooting in Missouri
Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 13:39:20-04

KINLOCH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis rapper who went by the stage name Huey was killed in a shooting that also wounded another man.

St. Louis County police said in a news release that the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday in Kinloch.

Police identified the man who was killed as 32-year-old Lawrence Franks Jr., known by fans as Huey.

The Kinloch native was best known in the rap community for his 2006 debut single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It." It eventually reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

A 21-year-old man who was wounded in the shooting is hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.