Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota fatally shot
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore City Police have confirmed the death of 23-year-old Tyriece "Lor Scoota" Watson, of Clifton Avenue, following what police call a "targeted" shooting after he was shot while driving Saturday evening.
Sources say Lor Scoota, one of Baltimore's fastest up-and-coming rappers, was leaving the "Touch The People Pray For Peace in these Streets Charity Basketball Game" when he was shot and subsequently killed.
At about 6:56 p.m., Lor Scoota was shot while driving his vehicle eastbound on Moravia Road at Harford Road, when an unidentified black man began firing a weapon after stepping into the street, police said.
He was transported to an area hospital where he died a short time later.
Due to the injuries he sustained, homicide detectives are taking control of the investigation.
The suspect was last seen wearing a white bandanna. No additional suspect information is available at this time.
Baltimore Councilman Nick J. Mosby released the following statement in response to passing of Tyriece "Lor Scoota" Watson:
"I am saddened to hear about the senseless murder of Tyriece "Lor Scoota" Watson. He had a heart for youth and took the time out of his schedule to join me on my #EyeAmBaltimore Tour to high schools in West Baltimore following last year's uprising where he spoke about the importance of staying in school.
Tonight, he had just completed hosting the "Touch the People Pray for Peace in These Streets" Charity Basketball Game at Morgan State University when his life tragically ended. To the Watson family, and youth throughout the City of Baltimore, please accept my condolences for this loss."
Anyone with information may call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.