Details are sketchy but it appears Labranche may have been involved in an argument when he was shot. He had two young children with him but they did not witness the actual shooting.
A crowd gathered after the incident and some emotional relatives had to be physically restrained.
There are several performance videos of Labranche online as well as a mugshot showing previous legal troubles. Apparently well known in the local rap game, Twitter was abuzz with condolences about the rapper.