Slim 400, a rising star on the West Coast hip-hop scene, has died of a fatal gunshot wound in California. He was 33.

The Compton-raised rapper was gunned down Wednesday night in the Inglewood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ. No details about what ignited the deadly encounter — or how many suspects were involved — have been released. Popular hip-hop podcast “No Jumper” was the first to report Slim 400’s passing via a cryptic Twitter post, and disturbing fan-shot videos of the taped-off crime scene are already making the rounds on YouTube.

Meanwhile, admirers promptly paid online respects — with some hailing Slim 400 as a trailblazer in his community.