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Up-and-coming Detroit rapper 'Jizzle P' shot to death

Jasmin Barmore
The Detroit News

An up-and-coming Detroit rapper was shot and killed while sitting in a car Tuesday night.

Aaron Mays, a rising hip hop artist known as "Jizzle P" to his fans, was just beginning to be recognized nationally. 

On Wednesday, his mother, Senekua Mays, posted: “MY HEART DNT HURT…MY MF SOUL HURT” on her Facebook account.

According to Detroit Police, around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, on the 17100 block of Fielding, two men, 25 and 28, were sitting in a vehicle when an unknown suspect fired multiple shots into it.

Wednesday:Man killed on west side as he sat inside vehicle

Both were shot and transported to a local hospital. The 25-year-old man died. The 28-year-old man was left in critical condition.

Under a video that was last posted on the rapper's Instagram account, which features Mays and two other men — one who is known as Philip Peaks, another popular Detroit rapper better known as "Team Eastside Peezy" — fans posted comments mourning Mays' death.

One commenter, @sleepy21675 posted: “Rest up gang imma miss u my baby” followed by tear face and dove emojis.  Another, @4.papa_bear, said: "Damn bro rest up jizzle." 

On an Instagram account belonging to the rapper Peezy, who is serving a prison sentence for racketeering conspiracy, a post about Mays' death said: “I was done posting pics on my page til I shake back but you was my baby dog …,” the post read.

It continued later: “Idk what happened and I don’t wanna know ... Live in the sky kid.”

Mays released a deluxe version of his album Eskimo Season 2 this summer.

Detroit Police said the circumstances around the shooting are still under investigation and they are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call the Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260.