Details still murky in shooting death of Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh

Details still murky in shooting death of Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh

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Rapper Bankroll Fresh was killed in a Friday night shooting at Street Execs Studios in northwest Atlanta. (Facebook photo)

The search continued Sunday for the person — or persons — responsible for the Friday night shooting that killed popular Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh.

The 28-year-old performer, whose birth name is Trentavious White, was shot shortly after 11 p.m. Friday when gunfire erupted at Street Execs Studios on Defoor Place in northwest Atlanta. He was driven to the hospital by someone at the scene but died just before midnight.

Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said Sunday that there were no updates in the case. No arrests have been made, and no information about a potential motive or possible suspects has been released.

Detectives and crime scene technicians were on the scene outside the recording studio — which is home to high-profile acts like 2 Chainz and Travis Porter — well into Saturday morning, marking and collecting dozens of shell casings. Car windows were shattered and at least one bullet struck a business across the street from the studio.

Homeland Security collected surveillance camera footage, police said.

White was best known for his 2014 single “Hot Boy.” As news of his death spread Saturday, fans and members of the hip-hop community and took to social media to express their condolences. “#LongLiveBankroll” was trending on Twitter for hours.

The shooting was the second at Street Execs Studio in the last year or so. Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens, who lives in the area, told Channel 2 Action News on Saturday that he wants the business shut down.

“After giving them a second chance,” Dickens said, “now I’m on the side of the community where we were before in saying this type of activity cannot be in our neighborhoods.”

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