Female rapper Magnolia Shorty gunned down in New Orleans housing project

28-year-old rapper Magnolia Shorty (real name Renetta Lowe) was found dead, shot 26 times, in a New Orleans housing project yesterday.

Although official confirmation was yet to come late yesterday, a local DJ om Q93.3 announced Magnolia Shorty’s death on the radio in the afternoon, saying:

“If y’all haven’t heard, Magnolia Shorty was killed today,” he said. “I’m just astonished. I need to get my head together for a minute.”

Per NOLA.com, police found the rapper and an unnamed male companion in a crashed car. Both had been shot dead:

The shooting happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of Bridgehampton Drive, police said. Officers found a man and a woman, 28, shot inside a car that had crashed into the gates of an apartment complex.

Additional details on the shooting were not immediately available. Both victims had been shot several times, according to police. They were dead at the scene, police said.

No information regarding possible suspects or arrests in Magnolia Shorty’s murder has been disclosed by press or police.