MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A popular Miami rapper was shot to death in front of a Liberty City car wash Monday evening. Now police are trying to figure out what led to this deadly shooting.
Robert Labranche, known to fans as “Bizzle,” was shot around 8 p.m. at 770 NW 54th Street. Two of his children were in the car just feet away when he was murdered; neither child was hurt.
As word of the shooting spread, hundreds of family members and friends went to the scene of the shooting.
“You can see it man, he’s loved everywhere, everywhere, he’s a lovable guy,” said Robert Parker. “It happened in front of his kids, it’s a tragedy, it’s sad, it’s real sad.”
At one point, police were forced to move the crowd back after family members rushed past the crime tape toward the body.
“All I ask is whoever did it, they gotta turn themselves in,” said Parker.
Labranche is not associated with Mark J. Felder, a Houston, Texas-based rapper who also goes by the name “Bizzle.”
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.