ATLANTA - Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has written a tribute to a 3-year-old who was shot and killed while asleep in the back of his mother's car on Sunday night.
In the Instagram post, the rapper shared a photo of him and T'hrigi Diggs at a local event. Diggs was wearing a ribbon saying that he was a "Birthday Boy."
I really don’t have many words concerning this matter which is really rare for me . 🙏🏿🙏🏿This young king was killed inna drive by shooting yesterday in Decatur , frankly I’m just appalled man , this kid is around the same age as my son and my heart goes out to his family ... we have to do better y’all ... how you kill a 3 year old bru ????? How ??? I believe in protecting yourself but I don’t believe in reckless conduct like this I hate it 😢🙏🏿I pray for the fam
"I really don’t have many words concerning this matter which is really rare for me," 2 Chainz wrote, "This young king was killed inna drive by shooting yesterday in Decatur."
Police said that Diggs's shooting appeared to be a random drive-by. Diggs was asleep in the backseat of an SUV his mom was driving when she says a gray Dodge Charge pulled up next to her. The driver fired, hitting Diggs in the chest, police said.
"Frankly I’m just appalled man," 2 Chainz wrote. "This kid is around the same age as my son and my heart goes out to his family."
DeKalb County Police said they're looking for a newer model gray Dodge Charger with drive-out tags. Police welcome any tips from anyone who has information.