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Philly Rapper Runup Rico was shot and killed

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UPDATED: 10:06 a.m. ET (Feb.3)— 

Philly rising star RunUp Rico has been reportedly shot and killed last night in Chester Pennsylvania. Rico was confirmed dead at 2 am after a shooting broke out. A witness posted a video of the crime scene saying that shots rang out through the window and hit RunUp Rico. Unfortunately, the rising star was unable to survive. Rico gained early success in his music career from songs like Promise, Obama & I Know. Our condolences go out to RunUp Rico’s friends and family.

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Friends and family of Runup Rico have reacted to the untimely death of the rising star. Rico’s Girlfriend took to social media to mourn the loss of the love of her life, “WHERE DO I START … BABY you broke me completely you was my everything my Bonnie to my Clyde we would do what we do figure it out and stick together you loved me like no other I can tell you that you didn’t play about your Pooh or ash money what do I tell Ashton god I was trying to keep him safe as much as I could god I feel like I failed you we was trying and trying to move March far away god baby goddd why godddd how ima do this god HOWWW I LOVE YOU BABY I WAS PRAYING YELLING TO GOD WHY YOU DIDNT YOU HEAR ME GODDD GODDD WHY WHY WHY THATS ALL I CAN SAY IS WHYYYYYYYYY”

Former manager of Rico also chimed in saying, “Damn bro where did i go wrong???? I thought when i signed you to Epic Records I was changing your life. We would argue all the time because our personalities was alike… when you got your advance i told you to move to Atlanta. You didn’t listen to me why lil bro??? You chose to get a condo in Philly and and be there for your peoples. I loved that about you but I knew Philly wasn’t right for you. This video literally got me in tears we was in New York you bought your whole family to NY to watch you sign your contract to ADG/Epic Records. I feel like i failed you Lil bro.. Even when you asked to be released from Epic a Couple Months ago i released you. I never wanted to stunt your growth even when we didn’t see eye to eye… I’m fucking crushed!!!!”

According to @NoGunZone, a Friend of Runup Rico, Runup Quan has also passed away as it was reported they were together during the shooting.

More news to come as the story develops.

Remembering The Life Of RunUp Rico [Photos]
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