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An American teenage rapper accidentally killed himself after he pointed a gun at his head and pulled the trigger while filming a video on social media.

The rapper, 17, was found dead in Suffolk, Virginia, on May 15, police confirmed.

In a report by New York Post, it mentioned that the Police believe he died by an “accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the head.

Police would not confirm the name of the deceased teen, but a separate footage circulating on social media showed Suffolk-based rapper Rylo Huncho singing into a camera while dancing with a pistol with a green laser sight.

The boy appeared to switch off the weapon’s safety and point it at his head, when a gunshot rang out and he was thrown from view as the camera dropped.

The next day, a GoFundMe was set up for Huncho’s grieving mother.

“He was her only son!” A cousin of the rapper wrote in the post. “She was a single parent but took care of her son the best she could.”

“Suicide/accidental was the cause of his death we are still trying to figure out why. But anything I mean anything can help her at this time of need,” the cousin wrote.

“It was always her and her son.”


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