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Shooting Victims had Ties to Rap Group

Family member describes killings as assassinations

Family photos show cousins Odion Turner, 50 (left) and David Turner, 45, two men that relatives identified as rap music artists, who were killed on Tuesday, Aug. 10 in a spray of gunfire in the Madison South neighborhood of northeast Portland.

(AP) — Police have confirmed that two members a hip-hop group with ties to the multiplatinum rap group Wu-Tang Clan were fatally shot Tuesday in the Madison South neighborhood of northeast Portland.

Relatives on social media identified the rap music artists killed as 12 O’Clock and Murdock of the Brooklyn Zu. Portland police in a news release earlier identified the two men as David Turner, 45, and Odion Turner, 50, who are cousins.

A post from a family member described their deaths as assassinations.

Young Dirty Bastard, the son of the late Wu-Tang rap legend Ol’ Dirty Bastard, in a post to Instagram on Tuesday, wrote of his cousins, “Rip 12 O’Clock. Rip Murdock. They Were My Fathers Tightest blood bonds. My Two Older cousins Was just assassinated. Love Yalll. Blood Forever. Brooklyn Zu.”

Police have released few details about the shooting. A home surveillance video provided to the Oregonian/OregonLive appeared to capture nearly 20 gunshots and a car speeding away.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined both died from gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths homicides, police said.

The shooting happened at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Four others were hurt in the shooting, including one person who remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said Wednesday.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Their deaths marked the 57th and 58th homicides this year in Portland, which is more homicides than Portland recorded in all of 2020, police said.


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