Bankroll Fresh Vigil Held in Atlanta, Residents Call for Studio to Close
Less than a week after Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh was gunned down outside of Street Execs studio in Northeast Atlanta, a candlelight vigil was held in the city's downtown area Tuesday night (Mar. 8) outside the Blue Ivory club. While many paid their respects for the fallen rapper, 2 Chainz offered the above Instagram post, writing, "The city luv Bank!! All these folks out there for him ..LEGEND ...if u in da A join them right na."
The vigil wasn't the only gathering in Bankroll's name, as 11alive reports that more than one hundred residents gathered outside the Street Execs studio calling for it to close following the second shooting outside of the studio in the past six months. According to those assembled, the crime is being generated by the studio itself.
Council Member Andre Dickens said there was a noticeable difference in the way that the studio was run following the first incident of gunfire, but with this recent tragedy, thy have run out of chances.
“I told them to their face on Saturday that you got a second chance, I believe in second chances,” he said. “I don't know how we can shut you down specifically but it's going to be my intent to figure out a way to do that.”
Though the owners of Street Execs were not present at the gathering Tuesday night, a spokesperson read a written statement that included the following, “Until we lay Mr. White to rest, Street Execs has ceased studio operations.”
Police have yet to identify a suspect or motive and reportedly recovered upwards of 50 shell casings from the scene. “This crime scene was pretty disturbing but, I'm confident that we will resolve and solve this case,” Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said.
Fresh, who's real name was Trentavious White, will be buried on Saturday. Read a few tweets and Instagram posts from the vigil below.
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