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Rapper Bankroll Fresh Fatally Shot at Atlanta Recording Studio: Officials

Hip hop artists on Saturday were mourning the death of rapper Bankroll Fresh, who was fatally shot outside an Atlanta recording studio Friday night.

2 Chainz & Street Execs Studio Unveiling & TRU Records Introduction
Rapper Bankroll Fresh attends Street Execs studio unveiling and TRU Records introduction at Street Execs Studios on February 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Prince Williams / WireImage via Getty, file

Trentavious White, 28, died from a gunshot wound at Atlanta's Hughes Spalding Hospital late Friday, said Clinton Harbin, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

Harbin told NBC News that White was shot outside of Street Execs Studio, an Atlanta recording studio that works with artists including 2 Chainz, Travis Porter, Young Dolph and Cap1.

White, who went by the name Bankroll Fresh, worked closely with 2 Chainz. The Atlanta-based rapper tweeted Saturday that he was "in shock."

"Senseless deaths we just got to stop it, I'm speaking up now," he wrote, expressing sadness along with many others in the hip hop community.

"We lost a good one," added Lil Wayne.

White had also worked with Future and Wiz Khalifa, and had recorded several albums of his own. His most recent album, "Life of a Hot Boy 2," was released less than a year before he was killed.

Atlanta police said they responded to a call about a person shot at Street Execs on Friday night and found several people fleeing from the studio when they arrived. Officers later learned that a person, later identified as White, was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound and had died around midnight, police said.

The department's homicide unit and the state Department of Homeland Security are investigating, but have not named a suspect.

NBC affiliate WXIA reported that people who live near Street Execs have said the studio attracts violence. The studio did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.