American rapper Zerail Dijon Rivera, who goes by the stage name Indian Red Boy, was shot dead on Thursday in his car.
According to reports, the 23-year-old artist was reportedly on Instagram Live interacting with his fans and an influencer named Kapone. He was reportedly shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene of the crime.
The incident took place behind an apartment building at the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne, where the rapper's car was parked.
The video, which purportedly shows moments leading up to his brutal killing, is current doing rounds on the internet. It shows Indian Red Boy interacting with Kapone. Their conversation is then interrupted and multiple gun shots are heard. The disturbing video also shows the rapper bleeding and asking Kapone to 'get help'.
While the Hawthorne police is currently investigating the homicide, rumours allege that he was killed for allegedly disrespecting late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
Hussle was shot dead near a clothing store in Los Angeles, in 2019.
The murder is currently under investigation, but police have not identified a suspect.
Meanwhile, several netizens took to Twitter to react to the brutal killing.
A user wrote: "Indian Red Boy got shot and killed while he was live on Insta Apparently the dude defaced a Nipsey mural for clout and the 60s gang took him out. That video is sad though!"
Another tweeted: "Idk who Indian Red Boy is, but my God nobody deserves to be murdered like that via IG live! His whole family has to keep reliving that s**it. Smh."
"RIP Indian Red Boy it's sad to hear what happened to him especially since Nipsey Hustle wanted a gang peace treaty the day before he died RIP Nipsey," read a tweet.