Rising Chicago rapper CJ Bandin Up, born Cyrus Johnson, was one of two victims found shot dead inside a van early Sunday morning in Ford Heights, a small suburb outside of Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports. CJ, 19, and cousin Ephram Nelson Jones, 17, were discovered by police with multiple gunshot wounds.
Ephram Nelson Jones (left)
Johnson and Jones’ murders were one of two double homicides that occurred over the weekend in Ford Heights. Mchezo McMilian, 38, and Ashley Hudson, 21, were found dead Friday inside of a home from multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities are investigating whether the four slayings are related.
CJ is one-half of Hip Hop duo 24 Hour Boyz. He and protégé EJ recently dropped a visual to their latest single “Everybody B*tch.”
Other songs the duo released include “Everyday,” “Turn Yo Thot Down,” “No Sense,” “Shout Out To The Gang,” “You Ain’t Know” “I Got It” “Don’t Go” and more.
CJ recently celebrated the birth of a newborn son before his tragic murder. Friends and family took to social media to remember the fallen artist:
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