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Son of Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid killed in triple shooting

Aspiring rapper YNG Cheese, the son of Philly rap artist and podcast host Gillie Da Kid, was among the victims in a triple shooting on Thursday

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The son of Philadelphia rap artist and podcaster Gillie Da Kid was killed in a triple shooting Thursday night.

The shooting occurred on the 5800 block of Mascher Street in the Olney neighborhood at 8:24 p.m. in Philadelphia, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot once in the back and taken to the hospital by police. He was pronounced dead at 8:39 p.m.

Police identified the slain man as Devin Spady from Wyncote, Pennsylvania.

A 28-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were also shot and transported to the hospital, where police said, both were placed in stable condition.

Police told NBC10 one of the victims ran over to a nearby home and ten spent shell casings were located at the scene.

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An SUV was at the corner of Mascher and Nedro Avenue with the engine still running, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. That car is now part of the investigation.

Spady was known by the stage name YNG Cheese, as a source first confirmed to NBC10. He was an aspiring rapper and son of Philly rap artist and podcast host Gillie Da Kid. 

Gillie Da Kid, born Nasir Fard, is a popular figure in Philly’s underground hip hop scene and was also a member of the local hip hop group Major Figgas. Fard currently hosts “Million Dollaz Worth of Game,” a weekly podcast with social media influencer and Philly native, Wallo267. 

Spady leaves behind a one-year-old child.

Wallo posted a tribute to YNG Cheese on his Instagram page. 

No arrests were immediately made and no weapons were recovered, though police said an investigation is ongoing.

Law enforcement officials said the shooter appeared to be a man in a black mask and white jacket.

Funeral planned for Monday

Services for Spady are planned to be held on Monday. A posting made public on social media said a viewing will be held at the Met Philadelphia at 11 a.m. on Monday with a service following at noon.

Spady will be interred at Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd following services.

Entering Friday, there were 236 homicides in Philadelphia, according to data gathered by Philadelphia Police. That's down 23% from the same time last year, but still on pace to be one of the deadliest years since data began being tabulated in 2007.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

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