Rapper Slim Dunkin was shot to death at an Atlanta recording studio on Friday evening. According to Atlanta police, Slim Dunkin (born Mario Hamilton) was shot once in the chest with a handgun around 5:30 p.m. Slim was preparing to record a video in the studio when the fracas began.

“Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation,” Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows told AP. “We don’t know what that altercation was about.” He continued saying, “Now it’s my understanding prior to the video shoot, Mr. Hamilton became involved in a verbal altercation with another individual who we believe produced a handgun, discharged that weapon at least one time, striking Mr. Hamilton in the chest.”

The shooter remains unidentified despite the fact that between 13 and 20 people were in the studio during the fatal shooting. “Right now we’re just trying to . . . identify who may have seen what, really just trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together,” Meadows said. “It seems everybody witnessed something very different. We’re just trying to go back and make sense of everything.”

Slim Dunkin, who sources say was in his early 20’s, was pronounced dead Memorial Grady Hospital on Friday evening. As described by Rolling stone: “Slim Dunkin was considered to be a rising star in Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly. He was featured on several tracks by Waka Flocka Flame, including “F**k the Club Up” and had recently released a 20-song mixtape featuring Gucci Mane, Roscoe Dash, and Pastor Troy.”

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