Chris King, rapper and Justin Bieber associate, shot dead in Nashville at 32

Police in Nashville, Tennessee, are investigating a shooting that killed rapper Chris King and injured another man on April 20.

According to a statement from Nashville Police Department, King was in an alley with a group of his friends, including the other victim, between Hayes and Church Streets in Nashville, Tennessee at the time of the shooting. It was there that three other men — whom King’s group did not know — approached the group, police say.

“The (surviving) 29-year-old victim reported the group was hanging out cordially for some time before the three suspects attempted to rob his group of friends,” according to a release from the Nashville Police Department. “It was then that he heard gunfire and realized he was struck.”

The 29-year-old victim, who has not been publicly identified by police, survived the shooting. King, 32, died after being taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

King’s birth name is Christopher Cheeks.

In a post to his Instagram story, pop star Justin Bieber mourned King’s death on Sunday.