On May 26, 2022, a 16-year-old rapper was shot and killed in Southeast DC. The victim was identified as DC rapper 23 Rackz, whose true name was Justin Johnson. The incident has left the neighborhood in a state of shock.
Rackz, 23, was a gifted rapper with a promising future ahead of him. In 2021, he launched his debut album, Rookie of the Year. He recently released the single Hook, which received a lot of positive feedback.
On his Instagram account, the rapper posted a video of himself lounging in his neighborhood shortly before the event. He was a vivacious individual who was well-liked by his friends and family.
MGE the Label was in charge of the management of the adolescent artist. Following his death, social media has been flooded with tributes.
23 Rackz was a 16-year-old uprising rapper who was assassinated in Washington, DC by an unknown shooter. Justin Johnson was his true name, and he lived in Southwest Washington, D.C. The neighborhood was taken aback by the incident.
Near his area, the teen was killed in the 2200 block of Savannah Terrace Southeast, south of Suitland Parkway. Police have yet to make an arrest because there were no eyewitnesses to the crime.
Locals are stunned that someone had the courage to shoot the 16-year-old adolescent, who was well-known in his hometown. He did a lot of shows in the Southeast. Following the news of his death, fellow rappers paid tribute to him.
While in Los Angeles, rapper Wale shared a photo with the adolescent on Twitter, adding that he was heartbroken and speechless. DJ Akademics of DC radio recounted on Instagram how he invited the 16-year-old to the stage and had a good time with him.
16-year-old rapper 23 Rackz was shot dead by an unknown gunman outside his home in DC. According to sources, the shooting occurred at 11:24 am on May 26. Police found shell casings while scouring evidence at the crime scene.
Moments before the altercation, the D.C. rapper shared a video on Instagram. He was seen lounging outside, smoking something, and lip-syncing a song in the video. The address he was in at the time was recorded on his video.
Initial speculation is that the killer saw his video on Instagram and realized there was no one around him at the time, so he launched an attack and fled without anybody noticing.
The police are yet to know who fatally shot the 16-year-old DC rapper. No lead to the suspect has been found till now. The police are searching hard to find and arrest the culprit.
The rapper posted a couple of photos on his Instagram with money and marijuana. It is also suspected that the murder occurred due to some unsettled business in a deal.
A reward of up to $25,000 is set by D.C. Police to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the crime.
It is believed that the shooter is someone from the locality and was aware of the rapper’s location. No reasons for the murder have yet been identified. It is believed that either personal rivalry or jealousy due to the young rapper’s fame is a factor.