Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an apparent double homicide at a Compton marijuana dispensary that appears to share a name with rapper Chief Keef.
Police responded Wednesday evening to reports of a “person dead” inside a marijuana dispensary located in the 4800 block of East Compton Boulevard, according to KTLA5. Once there, detectives found the bodies of two men who had apparently suffered gunshot wounds, police told the outlet. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbors told local CBS affiliate KCAL9’s Stacey Butler that they heard seven gunshots at the building on Tuesday evening.
The building’s appearance and location matches that of the Chief Keef Glo Shop marijuana dispensary, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chief Keef is a popular rapper from Chicago, Illinois.
However a representative for Keef, real name Keith Cozart, told the Times that the rapper does not own the dispensary and is not involved in its operation.
“It’s not ours,” the rapper’s manager, Rovaun Manuel, told the paper Thursday. “If it was ours, it would have a lot more class.”
In October, the rapper posted a video of what appears to be the exterior of the dispensary to his Instagram page.
“Me an @wolf_daboss just open a new GLO gang weed shop where u can find me an my OG… Open tomorrow from 10:00 to 12:00 7 days a week gang sh*t,” Keef captioned the video.
Manuel told the Times the rapper posted the video “for money or as a favor.”
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office also identified one of the victims inside the shop as 53-year-old Terry Brown, according to the Times. The second victim has not yet been identified.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.