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Rapper Doe B killed in Alabama

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Highlights
  • Bullets sprayed the crowd at a club in Montgomery
  • The police are still searching for the shooter
  • The Centennial Hill Bar and Grill had been a thorn in the side of the city
  • The mayor shut it down after the shooting

By Ben Brumfield

Bullets riddled a crowd at an Alabama nightclub over the weekend, according to police.

Rapper Doe B, 22, was among those killed, local media reported.

The gunfire also snuffed out the life of Kimberle Johnson, age 21, police said. The barrage wounded six more people at the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill early Saturday.

Security guards at the club couldn't stop the shooting, and whoever pulled the trigger apparently got away. Police are searching for suspects and asking for tips on Facebook to help them make arrests.

The mayor has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.



Doe B and gunshot wounds

Doe B was born Glenn Thomas, and is from Montgomery, his manager Frank White said.

Thomas had recently been on tour.

Colorful placards announcing his performances marked the path of his December concert rounds through his state and to Atlanta. He then returned to the club in his home town, where his life was taken.

It was not the fist time he had been shot, Billboard Magazine reported. His eye had been wounded in a previous shooting, and he wore an eye patch that had become his trademark.

On the cover of his new album Baby Jesus, a baby is pictured dressed like Doe B with the eye patch and with additional bullet wounds on the left arm.



Tough turf

The venue got a reputation with city officials after a shooting there last year, which local media reported. Back then it was called the Rose Supper Club, but it changed its name after the violence.

Some people vented their rage at the club over Doe B's killing Saturday in all caps on the venue's old, pre-name-change Facebook page.

"Y'all SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER," wrote Brandon King.

Montgomery's mayor shut the club down. The city had given Centennial Hill repeated warnings, Todd Strange said in a statement.

"I believe it is not a matter of 'if,' but 'when' the next tragic incident occurs at this business," he said. "That is unacceptable, and that is why we have ordered the business to be closed effective immediately."



Music of sorrow

Doe B's musician friends and compatriots poured out their hearts on Twitter.

"He was just getting started.... The future was so bright... I would have told you thank you. Rest in peace," manager White posted.

"Clubs keep lettin guns in the club as if that's not where we as artists work. We got families to go home to, f--- is wrong with y'all," said artist Machine Gun Kelly.


   
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