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Rob Kardashian leads tributes to rapper Chinx

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Rob Kardashian leads tributes to rapper Chinx

Rob Kardashian has led tributes to rapper Chinx after he was killed in a drive by shooting this morning (17.05.15).

The 28-year-old reality TV star took to the social media site today after Chinx, 31 - whose real name was Lionel Pickens - was gunned down in Queens, New York City, around 4am.

The rapper was a member of the group Coke Boys with French Montana, whose ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is Rob's sister.

Rob wrote: "Rest in peace Chinx ,,,, gone way too soon."

He later added: "Another brother gone without reaching his full potential :(.(sic)"

Chinx was said to be driving a silver porsche at the time with a 27-year-old passenger who was shot twice in the back and is now being treating in hospital.

The star's management confirmed the news of his passing on Instagram writing: "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."

Rappers Sway Calloway and Tony Yayo also paid their respects to the star on Twitter.

Tony, 37, wrote: "Rip Chinx gone but not forgotten."

While Sway, 44, said: "We want to send our condolences to the family of Chinx. He was always real with me and excited about what was next with his music. #RIPChinx."