A police crime scene tape placed in front of police vehicles
Crime scene tape. Photo from Pixabay.
A police crime scene tape placed in front of police vehicles
Crime scene tape. Photo from Pixabay.

An investigation was continuing Friday into the killing of Compton rapper Slim 400, who was gunned down in Inglewood.

Inglewood Police Department officers were patrolling the 8600 block of Seventh Avenue about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday when they heard a possible gunshot and responded to the area of Manchester Boulevard and Seventh Avenue, where they found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound, according to the department’s Lt. Scott Collins.

Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene and took the man to a hospital, where he died a short time later. Collins and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday identified the slain man as 34-year-old Vincent Cochran Jr.

TMZ.com reported that the rapper apparently was shot as he sat in a vehicle in a driveway.

According to TMZ, Slim was born to military parents in Germany, moved to Los Angeles as a young child and was raised in Compton. The rapper was later discovered and signed by the now-defunct Pu$haz Ink music label — the same one made popular by YG and DJ Mustard.

“Slim narrowly escaped death back in the summer of 2019 when he was shot nine times in L.A.,” TMZ reported. “Slim claimed he was ambushed in the attack while visiting family in Compton.”

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