A 42-year-old man died from the gunfire which took place as Jamal Green, aka Mazaradi Fox, sat in a white SUV on Farmers Blvd. and 133rd Ave. in St. Albans shortly after 4 p.m.
A rapper with close ties to 50 Cent was shot and killed Friday when a gunman in a black ski mask unloaded on an SUV full of people in Queens, police said.
Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real name is Jamal Green, was killed at the corner of Farmers Blvd. and 133rd Ave. at about 4:10 p.m. when the shooter rolled up to a white SUV and opened fire.
Three other people in the SUV were wounded, including a 22-year-old man who was hit in the neck and shoulder and was in critical condition, police said. A second 22-year-old man was wounded in the arm, and the fourth victim, a woman in her 20s, suffered a graze wound to the neck, police said.
Paramedics rushed the three survivors to Jamaica Hospital. Cops were also scouring area hospitals for a possible fifth victim, sources said.
Fox, a native of Jamaica, Queens, was released from prison on Dec. 20 after serving two years in prison for an attempted assault. He was also convicted of attempted murder in 1998, according to court records.
He was a childhood friend of 50 Cent and was a member of the “In Da Club” rapper’s crew G-Unit.
“50 Cent was in his New York studio and was saddened when he heard the news. He sends his condolences to Mazaradi’s family,” said a rep for 50 Cent.
Family friends said Fox helped raise D’Aja Robinson, a 14-year-old girl shot dead while riding on a city bus through Jamaica in May, sources said. Relatives of the murdered girl considered Fox D’aja’s stepfather.
Although he and Fox had been estranged over the years, 50 Cent paid for the horse and carriage that carried Robinson’s casket.
In a jailhouse interview in August, 2013, Fox said he couldn’t wait to get back to rapping.
“I’m ready to get the money and get the business,” he told DJ Self. “I’m ready now. I was young in the game and a now I’m ready.”
“I’m guessing (I’m gonna) come out and do a video,” he said. “It’s going to be Queens to the fullest.”
It was unclear how many shots were fired before the gunman, described only as a black man dressed all in black, fled in a dark-colored Hyundai sedan, according to sources.
Cops were searching for the sedan on Friday evening.
Residents were stunned by the bloodshed.
“We’re not used to this,” said Tiffany Jackson, 19, who lives near the crime scene. “This is a safe area. We don’t have issues. I live next to a preacher and a post office.”
The fatal shooting marked the city’s fourth homicide of 2014, and the second to take place in St. Albans, officials said.
“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends,” said a representative for G-Unit.
Source: NY Daily News