Goonew was shot and killed on Friday by an unknown assailant, the Maryland rapper’s manager has confirmed to the Washington Post. The young artist has made a name for himself through the release of several mixtapes including Hey Auntie, and Big 64, as well as Goonwick and Goonwick 2.
Back in 2019, Goonew was hospitalized after being attacked in another shooting.
Goonew is the latest in a string of shootings connected to rappers. Earlier this week, Miami artist Baby Cino was shot and killed just minutes after being released from jail, where he was being held on a gun charge.
Several rappers expressed their condolences on Twitter, including Cordae and IDK.
RIP Goonew!! God Bless his family 🙏🏽🕊
— From a Birds Eye View (@cordae) March 19, 2022
— IDK (@IDK) March 19, 2022