EAST ST. LOUIS – A well known local rapper was gunned down in the streets of East St. Louis Monday night.
Cedric Gooden, who went by the stage name Cold Kase, was in the parking lot of the Gas Mart on State Street at 83rd Street around 9:50 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire. Gooden, 25, was shot and died at the scene.
Details surrounding the shooting are scarce as the East St. Louis police called in the Illinois State Police to help in the investigation. Police have not released a description of any suspects. His father hopes surveillance cameras at the gas station captured an image of a suspect. Investigators hope his fans could help bring tips to their attention.
Gooden’s fans are understandably upset. They have taken to social media to express their condolences:
prayers for my homie cold kase 🙏🏼
— Cody James ☘️ (@officialcjames_) September 24, 2019
R.I.P COLD KASE YOUR MUSIC WILL NEVER DIE 🤴🏾 https://t.co/PGfzpc8qA9
— DESI DEZZ MUSIC (@DesiDezzMusic) September 24, 2019
Rip Cold Kase 😔 this world so wicked
— solo. (@WavyySolo) September 24, 2019