On Saturday, 23-year-old Los Angeles rapper and entrepreneur Kee Riches, was fatally shot near the 1500 block of South Chester Avenue in Compton, according to media reports and the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies were reportedly responding to a report of a gunshot victim when they discovered Riches, a 29-year-old man named Robert Leflore Jr. and an unidentified woman all suffering from gunshot wounds near South Park in Compton. Riches and Leflore Jr. were both declared deceased at the scene at around 10 PM, a spokesperson for the coroner told L.A. TACO, while the woman was transported to a nearby hospital and was listed in stable condition, KTLA reported.
As of Sunday, there was no information available regarding any suspects.
Riches grew up on the westside of Compton playing sports and started rapping at the age of 15 or 16 years old, he said during a 2019 interview with former L.A. TACO Editor-In-Chief, Daniel Hernandez. By then, Riches had created a name for himself as a rapper and had also started a successful clothing brand and record label called Get Rich.
But it was Riches’ intent to give back to his community that made him stand out among his peers. “A lot of people always tell me like I set myself apart [by] helping my community, like you don’t really see a lot of artists and young men coming up really trying to give back or help their community when they don’t really have nothing. I have something so I want to give something.” During summers before the beginning of the school year, he handed out dozens of backpacks to kids and, when Christmas came around, toys.
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SOURCE: L.A. Taco