Emerging Waka Flocka Affiliate Slim Dunkin Dead

Rising rap star Slim Dunkin is dead, according to reports. The rapper was shot and killed in an Atlanta recording studio Friday night.

Slim Dunkin was in a music studio in Atlanta, Georgia, preparing to shoot a music video with Gucci Mane. After engaging in an altercation with another individual in the building, he was fatally shot in the chest.

"It appears the victim was scheduled to do a photo shoot," said Police Maj. Keith Meadows. "Before the video shoot took place, it appears the victim and suspect got involved in a verbal altercation. We don't know what that altercation was about.

"The suspect produced a weapon, discharged that handgun one time, striking the victim in the chest," he continued.

Police have been unable to identify the shooter. At the time of the incident, there were 13 to 20 people in the small office-type building.

Associates of the rapper have been sending condolences on Twitter.

Dunkin was a member of Brick Squad a crew that includes Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka , but he gained a great level of notoriety on his own.