SMH…what is really going on with the world? 22-year-old YouTube sensation and local comedian, Messy Mya was shot and killed in 7th Ward on Sunday. The public was notified of Mya’s death after pictures of Mya’s dead body on the street that were posted on Twitter… WTF???
Mya was easily recognized by his fluorescent hair and line, “follow me camera.” But more so for his popular YouTube page and his New Orleans inspired “bounce music.”
Police and paramedics found Mya face down and dead on the street, blocks away from his girlfriend’s baby shower that he attended moments before the fatal shooting. Police have no witnesses nor leads in the killing.
What remained clear Monday, even before authorities confirmed Barre’s (Messy Mya’s) identity, was that, within moments of the gunshots, numerous people knew what had happened and knew to whom. It was not clear, however, who loaded the crime-scene photo on to the Internet or why.
On Monday, New Orleans police declined to release additional details, such as a possible motive or suspect in the shooting.
The scene had been cleared by Monday afternoon of any remnants of the night before. In the block where the shooting supposedly happened, none of the homes appear inhabited.
This is crazy…R.I.P. Messy Mya.