Police are on the hunt for a man suspected of shooting and killing an Atlanta rapper on Sunday (6 August) night.

The victim was identified as 31-year-old Jibril Abdur-Rahman, best known as Yung Mazi, who had once survived being shot at least 10 times.

He was killed shortly before 9.30pm outside of the Urban Pie pizza restaurant. Atlanta police responded to a report of 10 to25 shots fired and found a man dead with several gunshot wounds, WSB-TV 2 reported.

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the victim was Yung Mazi.

The rapper's family asked for privacy as authorities search for the shooter. His brother, Luqman Abdur-Rahman, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the family prefers not to comment on the case.

"We're praying for him and all involved," he said. "Our privacy is at a premium".

Police said the suspect, who ran from the scene, has dreadlocks and was wearing them back, possibly in a bun and was wearing a white T-shirt with dark jeans at the time of the shooting.

Hip-hop artists and friends of Yung Mazi shared their condolences and grief on social media. The 31-year-old was known for collaborations with fellow Atlanta rappers Rich Homie Quan and Yung Thug. Rich Homie Quan took to Instagram to share a photo of his friend, adding, "Rest easy Mazi".

Atlanta hip-hop station Streetz 94.5 also extended its condolences and prayers following his death. "Rest In Peace Rapper #YungMazi was shot and killed Sunday in #Atlanta after surviving being shot 10 times last year...all prayers go up for his family and loved ones," the station wrote.

In December, Yung Mazi famously tweeted that "God made me bulletproof" hours after he was shot at a Buckhead Waffle House. In an interview in 2016 with DJ Smallz, Yung Mazi talked about all the times he had been shot. He said jealousy and his expensive chains and watches may be the reason he was targeted.