RAPPER Mo3’s murder came a year after he reportedly survived being shot in the head in what appeared to be an earlier assassination attempt.
Melvin Noble, 28, was driving down the I-35 freeway in Dallas at around 11.55am on Wednesday when a car pulled up next to him and opened fire, spraying the vehicle with bullets.
In December 2019, the rapper was shot in the back of the head but survived.
Following the shooting, Mo3 went live on Instagram to provide his fans with an update.
In the video, Noble could be seen in a shirt with blood stains over it. He also confirmed that his wounds were not life-threatening, telling fans he is “good.”
According to reports, his friends could be heard in the background telling him to go to the hospital.
In Wednesday’s killing, Mo3’s car is then said to have lost control, crashing into a concrete barrier before coming to a halt.
The 28-year-old fled the vehicle, with the gunman following on foot and opening fire – shooting Noble in the back of the head, cops claim.
The victim was transported to hospital where he died from his injuries.
Who was rapper Mo3?
Mo3, who was 28, was a recording artist from Dallas.
He was born Melvin Noble, on May 31, 1992.
Mo3 has been long associated with Boosie Badazz’s Bad Azz Music label.
He is most famous for his 2019 collaboration with Boosie Badazz with song Errybody (Remix).
The rapper recorded three albums and released some new songs earlier this year.
Just hours before his death, Noble shared footage of himself on his Instagram story on stage performing to a packed nightclub.
It’s not known for sure when the video was filmed.
Frequent social media posts made by Noble before his death refer to his humble background.
“Them Nightmares in the trenches made me Dream Big,” he wrote alongside a snap in October and “Made it off My Block” penned earlier this month.
Another male motorist was hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Graphic videos have circulated online appearing to show a man lying on his back while another person performs CPR on him – although it’s unclear if that is the rapper, or the bystander.
Dallas Police confirmed to The Sun that Mo3 was the victim of the shooting.
No one is in custody for the crime at this time and police have said it is an active investigation.
The suspect has been described as a black male who fled the scene in a dark color sedan.
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