VladTV has confirmed with French Montana's camp that French's partner-in-crime Chinx (real name Lionel Pickens) was shot and killed in Jamaica Ave. in Queens early this morning. 

Sources close to his camp say the rapper was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen, and the two were driving around in Chinx's Porsche when an assailant opened fire at the car, shooting Chinx five times (who was also on passenger side).Yemen, who was also shot, is expected to make it, but did suffer collapsed lungs. 

Our prayers go out to Chinx's family and friends. R.I.P.

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