Investigators are looking for a motive after someone opened fire on a southwest Atlanta home overnight, injuring a relative of a slain local rapper.
Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News someone driving by the Smith Street home fired more than a dozen rounds with an assault rifle. Two bullets grazed a 24-year-old woman inside one of the bedrooms, the news station reported.
The woman was in the home with her aunt, who is the mother of late rapper Bankroll Fresh, police said. The 28-year-old man, whose real name was Trentavious White, died in a shooting at Street Execs recording studio in southwest Atlanta in 2016.
White, best known for his single “Hot Boy,” was affiliated with rapper 2 Chainz.
The woman was shot in the leg and in the shoulder. She was treated for her injuries at the scene and is expected to recover, Channel 2 reported.
“It’s a really senseless act, a complete disregard for human life,” Atlanta police Capt. Andrew Senzer told the news station. “Very fortunate that she was not injured more severely or killed.”
An investigation is ongoing. Police will not speculate if the Tuesday morning incident had anything to do with the rapper’s killing.
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