US rapper shot and killed in New York City (Photos)

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Up-and-coming rapper Nick Blixky is dead, after the 21-year-old was shot and killed in New York City, police said Monday.

Nick Blixky whose birth name is, Nickalus Thompson, was found with gunshot wounds in front of a building in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Blixky’s Spotify profile says he started rapping for fun with his crew, Blixky Crew, but decided to take it more seriously and pursue a career in hip hop when fans responded positively to his YouTube videos.

There have been no arrests and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing, police said.

Nick Blixky, was a member of a hip-pop group, Blixky Crew before he went solo.

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