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NYC rapper Chinx, member of French Montana's Coke Boys, killed in early morning shooting

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NEW YORK — A New York rapper who was part of French Montana's Coke Boys group is dead after an early morning shooting.

Police say Lionel Pickens died at a Queens hospital. The 31-year-old, who performed as Chinx, had been shot multiple times in the chest around 4 a.m. Sunday at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive.

Another man was also shot. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

Police said the two men were in a car when another car pulled up alongside, and multiple shots were fired.

Pickens' management team issued a statement on Instagram saying his "dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered."

No arrests have been made. An investigation is underway.

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