Rising East St. Louis rapper Cold Kase gunned down outside gas station

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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.

Call St. Louis regional Crimestoppers if you have any information at 1-866-371-8477. Or visit: STLRCS.org. Tips sent through this hotline are eligible for a reward. You can remain anonymous.

Gooden’s fans are understandably upset.  They have taken to social media to express their condolences:

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