RIP Lil Phat

Just in, Trill Entertainment Artist Lil Phat was Shot 20 times last night while sitting in his car. Mediatakeout reports,
June 08, 2012: has some VERY SAD NEWS to report, last night rapper Lil Phat – a popular artist off of Trill Entertainment – who was featured on a number of songs with rapper WEBBIE, was shot an killed outside of Atlanta.

Melvin Vernell III, better known as LIL PHAT, was sitting in a parking garage when he was approached by a shooter. The murderer shot him at least 20 times. Lil Phat died of his injuries.

Here is how the local news, The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting it: The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. in the 1001 block of Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs police said. A man was found shot multiple times in a car parked on the second level of a parking deck off Hollis Cobb Drive next to the Northside Hospital Women’s Center.

The victim was taken to nearby Northside Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Witnesses indicated to investigators that they saw at least one suspect running from the parking deck toward Johnson Ferry Road. Police said that as Thursday night they knew of no connection between the shooting and the hospital or its Women’s Center.