Hopewell rapper Caleb Carrasquillo shot and killed

Tragedy has befallen Hopewell, VA’s music scene. This past Saturday (Oct. 28), 17-year-old Caleb Carrasquillo was found dead after being shot and killed in his city.

The rapper was pronounced dead after being shot in a parking lot on High Avenue at 10:03 a.m., according to police spokesmen Sgt. Andrew Volk. Police have yet to identify any suspects.

At the time of his death, Caleb had been a rapper on the rise, with his second album titled I Could Not Plan This, released a month earlier, reaching the charts on iTunes.

“It’s sad to see such a young, vibrant individual’s life cut to short. I’m just praying for his family and that his life will save someone else’s life that’s on the same track.”