As the search for the person responsible for the death of popular Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh continued Monday, friends gathered outside the studio where he was shot and killed and played music.
Bankroll Fresh, 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.
Police told local news media they collected more than 50 shell casings inside and outside the studio.
White, 28, was driven to the hospital by someone at the scene but died just before midnight.
Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday that there were no updates in the case. 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.
Area residents told Channel 2 Action News a neighborhood association met with owners of the studio recently and complained about shootings there in the past.
Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens, who lives in the area of the shooting, said he wants the business shut down.
“After giving them a second chance, now I’m on the side of the community where we were before in saying this type of activity cannot be in our neighborhoods,” Dickens said.
Bankroll Fresh, who came up as”Young Fresh,” worked under Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz, who owns part of the studio and the record label.