Virginia rapper, 17, accidentally kills himself while filming social media video

23 days ago

Suffolk news, Virginia news.

A teen rapper in Virginia fatally shot himself in the head while trying to film a profane music video last week in what detectives believe was an accidental death.

Rylo Huncho, 17, could be seen showing off a handgun, displaying its green-laser sight and waving its barrel on an Instagram story, police said.

He then appeared to shut off the safety as he pointed the gun to his head and mouthed profanities before pulling the trigger.

The phone immediately fell to the floor after the fatal blast. Police in Suffolk determined that the teen died of an “accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound” to the head.

Huncho, whose real name was Raleigh Freeman III, was declared dead at a hospital shortly later.

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  • Family members wrote on a GoFundMe page set for Huncho’s funeral that they were still “trying to figure out why” the teen did that.

    “My aunt recently lost her 17 year old son from a self-inflicted gun wound to the head,” Diane Bryant and Monica Savage stated.

    “He was her only son! She was a single parent but took care of her son the best she could.”

    The late teen had 27,000 followers on Instagram and about 680 monthly listeners on Spotify.

    “To get a text saying he passed away is heartbreaking and to hear the mean things y’all saying about Railey is so wrong on every level please God give his mother the strength to deal with the devastating pain she’s in,” a friend wrote on Facebook.