Rapper shot to death in Atlanta

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 19, 2011 5:38 AM

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Rapper Slim Dunkin has been shot to death in Atlanta, police said on Saturday.

Dunkin, 24, whose real name was Mario Hamilton, was killed on Friday at a studio where a music video was being filmed, Atlanta police said in a statement.

"Moments after his arrival, an argument began and the victim was shot," the statement said.

Dunkin was taken to Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later.

He belonged to a group called 1017 Brick Squad, which includes better known rappers Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame, according to the Atlanta group's Facebook page.

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(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Jerry Norton)