Coke Boys’ Yemen has updated fans on his condition following reports of being critically injured alongside deceased labelmate Chinx Drugz this weekend.
Yemen revealed his status from a hospital bed via Instagram Sunday (May 17).
Reports claim Yemen suffered multiple gun shots from the shooting.
Both of the men were shot multiple times. Pickens was pronounced dead on arrival at Jamaica Hospital, officials said. The other victim, who is 27, remains at the hospital in critical condition. His identity has not been released. No arrests have been made and police have not released any information about suspects. An investigation is ongoing. (NBC New York)
Chinx Drugz’s management has since issued a statement on the murder.
It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel "Chinx" Pickens this morning. He was 31. Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys. Chinx's dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered "Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer," said Publicist Chanel Rae, "Further more, he was a friend." #RIPChinx #teamLegion
According to reports, gunfire, which wounded an unnamed victim, killed Chinx around 4 AM EST.
The victim, shot multiple times in the torso, has been identified as 31-year old Lionel Pickens of Ozone Park. Police say the victims were driving a Porsche westbound on Queens Blvd when a second vehicle pulled up to them at 84th Road, where a gunman from the second vehicle fired multiple rounds inside the first car, striking the driver and the other person. (ABC 7)