Two days after the fatal shooting of G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox, new reports claim police believe his death may have been related to gang-related activity.

New York authorities believe the rapper’s horrific shooting may have been all about revenge.

A police source indicated the Fox slaying was possibly gang-related. Five years ago, Fox pumped two .25-caliber bullets into Queens gangbanger Rashawn Carter, authorities said. The victim survived the shooting. Charged with attempted murder, Fox was later convicted of attempted assault and sent to prison. In a bizarre twist, Carter was then executed in a brazen February 2010 street hit witnessed by the local precinct commander. “What a stroke of luck,” one police source dryly observed. “The person you were trying to kill gets killed by someone else.” (New York Daily News)

G-Unit Records released a statement on Fox’s shocking death on Friday (January 3).

“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Despite reports, he was never on the G-Unit record label,” says a representative for 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. (This Is 50)

50 Cent hopped onto his Twitter page to react to Mazaradi’s passing.

“Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends #smsaudio,” Fif tweeted January 3. (50 Cent’s Twitter)

G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo also paid their respects.

“R.I.P MAZARADI FOX,” Banks tweeted. (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)

“Rip the Fox Southside,” Yayo tweeted. (Tony Yayo’s Twitter)

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