A rapper affiliated with 50 Cent's G-Unit crew has been shot dead by a gunman in a black ski mask in New York.
Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real name was Jamal Green, was killed in Jamaica, Queens, when stepping from his white SUV.
Police sources told the New York Daily News that Fox staggered from the vehicle and collapsed in a doorway after suffering fatal chest wounds.
Three other people were wounded in the attack.
A 21-year-old man hit in the neck and shoulder is in critical condition. Another man was wounded in the arm and a 20-year-old woman, reportedly Fox's daughter, had a graze wound to her neck.
Fox, a native of Queens, was only released from prison two weeks ago, where he served two years for attempted assault.
In 1998, he was convicted of attempted murder.
A childhood friend of 50 Cent, Fox was affiliated with the rapper's crew G-Unit, but never signed with his record label.
He recorded several songs with 50 Cent, and appeared in G-Unit videos.
After parting ways with 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, he started his own record label, Dumont.
In May, a 14-year-old girl whom Fox had helped to raise was shot dead while riding on a city bus through Jamaica.
50 Cent expressed his sadness at the news on Twitter:
Police yesterday were searching for a black man, dressed in all black, who fled the scene in a dark Hyundai saloon car.