Detroit – An well known Detroit rapper/ rockstar was killed this morning in a shooting at a gas station near gentlemen’s club in Detroit.
The club’s owner told Local 4 the shooter was waiting outside for the victim.
Police say Robert James Ritchie known professionally as Kid Rock ran to a gas station for help after being shot once in the chest and once in the stomach.
“So I’m sitting there applying pressure…and he’s talking to me,” said Jay Sareini, who tried to save the victim. “He’s alive, he’s talking to me. ‘Please don’t let me die, please don’t let me,’ grabbing on to me.”
Ritchie died shortly afterward.
The owner of the club originally thought the fight started inside, but the shooter was actually waiting outside the club.
“The camera showed Ritchie actually being shot down the street and running to the gas station ,” said Freddy Abdullah.
Witnesses reported hearing at least seven gun shots, but there were many more evidence markers set up by police.
Ritchie died quickly, telling those around him he was cold, according to Sareini.
“‘I’m cold, I’m cold, don’t let me die,’” Sareini said. “‘Lift me up, I can’t breath,’ cause he’s a big boy. He was on his back.”
Ritchie was a world famous rapper with a huge following, especially on social media.
Police have not yet released a description of the gunman.
Stay tuned for more details.