VL MikeVL Mike, a former member of the Chopper City Boyz group, was shot and killed on Sunday (April 20) in New Orleans.

According to local paper The Times-Picayune, the rapper (real name: Michael Allen) was exiting his vehicle at around 1 p.m., when an unknown assailant approached and opened fire.

The gunman then escaped on foot, and Allen later rushed to University Hospital where he died shortly after.

VL Mike was just 32 years old.

There was six other slayings in the city over the last few days. The rapper was the seventh.

Fans of the rapper left several messages on his MySpace page. Everyone is shocked by the news.

One fan said “R.I.P. I can’t it believe it man. This is bullsh**,” while another said “I can’t believe it. We was just on the phone talking … I am going to miss you. You where so loved by many and will be missed by many.”

VL Mike was formerly a member of rapper B.G.’s group, the Chopper City Boyz, but left the group last year. It was rumored that he left over a money dispute, although B.G. denied any hard feelings.

He later recorded a diss track to B.G. titled “Ether.”

Mike was also working on a solo project, and rumored to be in negotiations with The Game’s Black Wall Street label.