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Who killed Zerail Dijon Rivera aka Indian Red Boy? Rapper, 21, shot dead during Instagram live

Zerail Dijon Rivera aka Indian Red Boy was doing an Instagram live with his influencer friend when somebody shot him multiple times
UPDATED JUL 13, 2021
Zerail Dijon Rivera aka rapper Indian Red Boy (Instagram)
Zerail Dijon Rivera aka rapper Indian Red Boy (Instagram)

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA: A 21-year-old rapper was fatally shot while creating an Instagram Live with a social media influencer and friend named Kapone around 4pm PST on Thursday, July 8, in Hawthorne, California.

On July 8, 2021, Zerail Dijon Rivera aka rapper Indian Red Boy was shot dead at the 14100 block of Chadron Avenue in Hawthorne, California. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It is reported that the suspect allegedly left the multi-story gated apartment complex before the police arrived. Indian Red Boy was talking to a social media influencer and friend named Kapone on Instagram Live when he was shot dead by an unidentified attacker. "It appears to have been a walk-up shooting," Lieutenant Ti Goetz said, per the Daily Breeze. "He appears to have been targeted."


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The shooting/killing of rappers has increased in the last few years and we have reported many similar cases in the last few months. On July 11, we reported the killing of Londre Sylvester aka 'KTS Dre', who was reportedly shot 64 times outside the prison. Last month, we reported that Young Greatness was shot dead during a 'botched robbery', 25-year-old Supa Gates also lost his life in the same manner and there were several theories behind the killing of Pop Smoke. Statistical data of Chicago showed that at least 108 people were shot, 17 fatally, between July 2 and July 4. "Eleven children, some as young as five and six, were wounded in what was the most violent weekend of the year. Two cops were among the city's shooting victims."

In the video that went viral after Indian Red Boy's death, he can be seen talking to his influencer friend and suddenly several gunshots are heard after which he says "Get Help" with blood all over him. In the video, his friend can be heard saying, "What the hell?" 


Hawthorne police are currently investigating Indian Red Boy's death. Those who have information about the tragedy are encouraged to call 310-349-2727.