Tributes have poured in for rapper Lil Phat who was murdered this week outside a hospital.
Police have now identified the 19-year-old man who was shot to death outside the Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, as Melvin Vernell III - also known as Lil Phat. The fatal shooting took place in the parking deck of the facility on Thursday evening, where Phat was shot multiple times in his car.
Phat's killer has not yet been caught.
Tributes have poured in for the rising rapper and his name has even become a trending topic on Twitter.
Best friends and labelmates Webbie, Lil Boosie and Power 105.1 DJ Charlamagne Tha God have written tributes to Phat on the social networking site. Read some of them below.
Lil Boosie - "RIP Tha Youngin Lil Phat"
Webbie - "RIP TO MY LIL BROTHER PHAT! LIFE SO F**KED UP! TRILL4LIFE. YOU STUPID BI***ES THINK DEATH A JOKE UNTIL YOU LOSE SOMEBODY YOU LOVE! #RIPLILPHAT"
Mack Maine - "R.I.P. Lil Phat"
Charlamagne Tha God - "RIP Lil Phat #TRILL #breakfastclub105"
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